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2020 Better for Michigan Crops Than 2019
Michigan Ag Connection - 01/13/2021

The 2020 growing season in Michigan was a great improvement over 2019, according to Marlo Johnson, regional director of the USDA NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. Michigan's average corn yield was 154 bushels per acre, up 7 bushels from 2019. Production was 306 million bushels from 1.99 million acres. Acres harvested for grain were up 24 percent from 2019.

The average Michigan soybean yield was 47 bushels per acre, up 6.5 bushels from 2019. There were 2.19 million acres harvested, up from 1.72 million acres harvested in 2019.

Nationally, corn for grain production in the United States was estimated at 14.2 billion bushels, up 4 percent from the 2019 estimate. The average yield in the United States was estimated at 172.0 bushels per acre, 4.5 bushels above the 2019 yield of 167.5 bushels per acre. Estimated yields in 2020 were up from the previous year across most of the Northern Plains and Eastern Corn Belt. Record yields were estimated in Georgia, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oregon, and South Dakota. Corn planted area, at 90.8 million acres, was up 1 percent from the 2019 estimate. Area harvested for grain was estimated at 82.5 million acres, up 1 percent from the 2019 estimate.

National soybean production in 2020 totaled 4.14 billion bushels, up 16 percent from 2019. The average yield was estimated at 50.2 bushels per acre, 2.8 bushels above 2019. Planted area for the Nation, at 83.1 million acres, was up 9 percent from the 2019 planted acreage. Soybean growers harvested 82.3 million acres, up 10 percent from 2019. Record high yields occurred in Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, and Tennessee.

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