EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 2019 Indiana popcorn growing season was delayed due to abnormally high rainfall that persisted for weeks. Growers were unable to plant all the popcorn acreage that they had anticipated, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician for the USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office.
Indiana growers planted 75,000 acres of popcorn in 2019, down 4,000 acres from 2018. A total of 74,000 acres were harvested, also down 4,000 acres from last year.
The 2019 average yield, at 46.0 cwt per acre, was the lowest since 2015. The 2019 yield was down 2 cwt from the previous year. Total production was 3.40 million cwt, down 9 percent from a year ago. The average price was $15.80 per cwt, down $0.50 from the previous year. The crop value of production was $53.8 million dollars, down 12 percent from last year.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Indiana Field Office
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