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USDA: 2023 U.S. corn crop record large

U.S. farmers produced a record corn crop in 2023.

The USDA says production topped 15.342 billion bushels, above pre-report estimates and 12% larger than 2022, with a record high average yield of 177.3 bushels per acre, which canceled out a slight decrease in harvested area to 86.513 million acres. In 2022, corn production was 13.651 billion bushels with an average yield of 173.4 bushels per acre on harvested area of 78.705 million acres.

The 2023 soybean crop was a little bit larger than expected at 4.165 billion bushels, still 105 million less than 2022, with an average yield of 50.6 bushels per acre on harvested area of 82.356 million acres. Last year, soybean production was 4.27 billion bushels with an average yield of 50.6 bushels per acre on harvested area of 82.356 million acres.

The USDA’s next set of supply and demand estimates is out February 8th.

Comparisons for Brownfield states:

Arkansas: Corn: 151.89 million bushels, compared to 120.235 million in 2022; Average Yield: 183 bushels per acre, compared to 173 a year ago; Harvested Area: 830,000 acres, compared to 695,000 last year

Soybeans: 159.3 million bushels, compared to 163.28 million in 2022; Average Yield: Record High 54 bushels per acre, compared to 52 a year ago; Harvested Area: 2.95 million acres, compared to 3.14 million last year

Illinois: Corn: 2.276 billion bushels, compared to 2.268 billion in 2022; Average Yield: 206 bushels per acre, compared to 214 million a year ago; Harvested Area: 11.05 million acres, compared to 10.6 million last year

Soybeans: TOP 648.9 million bushels, compared to 677.25 million in 2022; Average Yield: 63 bushels per acre, unchanged from a year ago; Harvested Area: 10.3 million acres, compared to 10.75 million last year

Indiana: Corn: 1.078 billion bushels, compared to 974.7 million in 2022; Average Yield: Record High 203 bushels per acre, compared to 190 a year ago; Harvested Area: 5.31 million acres, compared to 5.13 million last year

Soybeans: 334.28 million bushels, compared to 335.225 million in 2022; Average Yield: Record High 61 bushels per acre, compared to 57.5 a year ago; Harvested Area: 5.48 million acres, compared to 5.83 million last year

Iowa: Corn: TOP 2.523 billion bushels, compared to 2.47 billion in 2022; Average Yield: 201 bushels per acre, compared to 200 a year ago; Harvested Area: 12.55 million acres, compared to 12.35 million last year

Soybeans: 573.04 million bushels, compared to 586.755 million in 2022; Average Yield: 58 bushels per acre, compared to 58.5 a year ago; Harvested Area: 9.88 million acres, compared to 10.03 million last year

Kansas: Corn: 612.85 million bushels, compared to 510.6 million in 2022; Average Yield: 119 bushels per acre, compared to 115 a year ago; Harvested Area: 5.15 million acres, compared to 4.44 million last year

Soybeans: 104.78 million bushels, compared to 129.8 million in 2022; Average Yield: 26 bushels per acre, compared to 27.5 a year ago; Harvested Area: 4.03 million bushels, compared to 4.72 million last year

Kentucky: Corn: 280.5 million bushels, compared to 207.48 million in 2022; Average Yield: 187 bushels per acre, compared to 156 a year ago; Harvested Area: 1.5 million acres, compared to 1.33 million last year

Soybeans: 100.1 million bushels, compared to 98.94 million in 2022; Average Yield: 55 bushels per acre, compared to 51 a year ago; Harvested Area: 1.82 million acres, compared to 1.94 million last year

Michigan: Corn: 346.08 million bushels, compared to 328.92 million in 2022; Average Yield: 168 bushels per acre, unchanged from a year ago; Harvested Area: 2.06 million acres, compared to 1.94 million last year

Soybeans: 93.38 million bushels, compared to 105.28 million in 2022; Average Yield: 46 bushels per acre, compared to 47 a year ago; Harvested Area: 2.03 million acres, compared to 2.24 million last year

Minnesota: Corn: 1.513 billion bushels, compared to 1.461 billion in 2022; Average Yield: 185 bushels per acre, compared to 195 a year ago; Harvested Area: 8.18 million acres, compared to 7.49 million last year

Soybeans: 349.44 million bushels, compared to 369.5 million in 2022; Average Yield: 48 bushels per acre, compared to 50 a year ago; Harvested Area: 7.28 million acres, compared to 7.39 million last year

Missouri: Corn: 561.51 million bushels, compared to 500.71 million in 2022; Average Yield: 153 bushels per acre, compared to 161 a year ago; Harvested Area: 3.67 million acres, compared to 3.11 million last year

Soybeans: 264.96 million bushels, compared to 274.82 million in 2022; Average Yield: 48 bushels per acre, compared to 45.5 a year ago; Harvested Area: 5.52 million acres, compared to 6.04 million last year

Nebraska: Corn: 1.729 billion bushels, compared to 1.455 billion in 2022; Average Yield: 182 bushels per acre, compared to 165 a year ago; Harvested Area: 9.5 million acres, compared to 8.82 million last year

Soybeans: 266.77 million bushels, compared to 276.85 million in 2022; Average Yield: 51.5 bushels per acre, compared to 49 a year ago; Harvested Area: 5.18 million acres, compared to 5.65 million last year

Ohio: Corn: 673.2 million bushels, compared to 594.66 million in 2022; Average Yield: Record High 198 bushels per acre, compared to 187 a year ago; Harvested Area: 3.4 million acres, compared to 3.18 million last year

Soybeans: 274.34 million bushels, compared to 281.94 million in 2022; Average Yield: Record High 58 bushels per acre, compared to 55.5 a year ago; Harvested Area: 4.73 million acres, compared to 5.08 million last year

South Dakota: Corn: 854.24 million bushels, compared to 661.32 million in 2022; Average Yield: 152 bushels per acre, compared to 132 a year ago; Harvested Area: 5.62 million acres, compared to 5.01 million last year

Soybeans: 223.08 million bushels, compared to 192.66 million in 2022; Average Yield: 44 bushels per acre, compared to 38 a year ago; Harvested Area: 5.07 million acres, steady with last year

Tennessee: Corn: 153.97 million bushels, compared to 102.05 million in 2022; Average Yield: 173 bushels per acre, compared to 130 a year ago; Harvested Area: 890,000 acres, compared to 785,000 last year

Soybeans: 80.07 million bushels, compared to 77.76 million in 2022; Average Yield: Record High 51 bushels per acre, compared to 48 a year ago; Harvested Area: 1.57 million acres, compared to 1.62 million last year

Wisconsin: Corn: 552.64 million bushels, compared to 538.2 million in 2022; Average Yield: 176 bushels per acre, compared to 180 a year ago; Harvested Area: 3.14 million acres, compared to 2.99 million last year

Soybeans: 105.06 million bushels, compared to 116.1 million in 2022; Average Yield: 51 bushels per acre, compared to 54 a year ago; Harvested Area: 2.06 million acres, compared to 2.15 million last year

  • Are we really supposed to believe this report? How can the USDA come up with numbers like this, when 2023 was one of the worst droughts in history… I lost track of the number of disaster programs that were available for the cattle producers, due to the drought and excessive temperatures. I guess my question is. How do we supposedly grow record crops, when our ponds have all went dry, and never got enough rain fall to raise a hay crop???

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