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NASS Reports Michigan 2019 Annual Crop Production
Michigan Ag Connection - 02/11/2019

Michigan's average 2018 corn for grain yield was 153 bushels, down 6 bushels from last year, according to Marlo Johnson, regional director of the USDA NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. Silage yield, at 17.5 tons per acre, was down 1.0 ton from last year. Both yields were negatively affected by dry conditions during pollination and grain fill.

Soybean yield, at 48 bushels per acre, was up 5.5 bushels from last year.

Sugarbeet yield, at 29.1 tons per acre, was up 3.9 tons per acre from last year. Sugarbeets benefited from late season rains. These same late season rains delayed harvest until early December; the latest season recently.

Dry bean yield in the State averaged 2,400 pounds per acre, a record. Production was 4.64 million hundredweight.

Nationally, corn for grain production in 2018 was estimated at 14.4 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the 2017 estimate. The average yield in the United States was estimated at 176.4 bushels per acre, 0.2 bushel below the 2017 record yield of 176.6 bushels per acre. Area harvested for grain was estimated at 81.7 million acres, down 1 percent from the 2017 estimate.

U.S. soybean production in 2018 totaled a record 4.54 billion bushels, up 3 percent from 2017. The average yield per acre was estimated at 51.6 bushels, up 2.3 bushels from 2017, but 0.3 bushel below the record yield in 2016. Harvested area was down 2 percent from 2017 to 88.1 million acres.

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