EAST LANSING, Mich. — Indiana farmers reported lower corn and soybean yields in 2022 than the record highs reported in 2021, according to Nathanial Warenski, State Statistician of USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office.
Indiana corn production in 2022 totaled 975 million bushels, 5 percent below 2021. Corn acreage harvested for grain totaled 5.13 million, down 3 percent from 2021. The average yield of 190 bushels per acre was 5 bushels below 2021.
Indiana soybean production totaled 335 million bushels, down slightly from 2021. Harvested acreage was 5.83 million, up 190 thousand from 2021. The average yield of 57.5 bushels per acre was 2.5 bushels below 2021.
Nationally, corn for grain production in the United States was estimated at 13.7 billion bushels, down 9 percent from the 2021 estimate. The average yield in the United States was estimated at 173.3 bushels per acre, 3.4 bushels below the 2021 record high yield of 176.7 bushels per acre. Estimated yields in 2022 were down from the previous year across the Southern Plains, Southeast, and West Coast. Record high yields were estimated in Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Corn planted area, at 88.6 million acres, was down 5 percent from the 2021 estimate. Area harvested for grain was estimated at 79.2 million acres, down 7 percent from the 2021 estimate. Record low harvested for grain acres were estimated for California
National soybean production in 2022 totaled 4.28 billion bushels, down 4 percent from 2021. The average yield was estimated at 49.5 bushels per acre, 2.2 bushels below 2021. Planted area for the Nation, at 87.5 million acres, was up less than 1 percent from the 2021 planted acreage. Soybean growers harvested 86.3 million acres, up slightly from 2021. Record high planted acreage was estimated in Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, and Ohio. Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and Nebraska had record high harvested acreage. Record high yields occurred in Arkansas and Mississippi. Record high production was harvested in Mississippi, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service