EAST LANSING, Mich. — Indiana farmers anticipate record high corn, soybean and wheat yields this year, according to Nathanial Warenski, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office. Indiana farmers anticipate harvesting 5.25 million acres of corn, unchanged from last year and 5.69 million acres of soybeans, up 10 thousand acres from last year.
Nearly ideal weather during planting allowed for corn and soybeans to be planted without delay. Both crops were in the ground and emerged much earlier than the 5-year average. Temperatures and rainfall throughout the growing season have been conducive to corn and soybean growth and both crops have responded favorably. As of August 1, Indiana corn was 93 percent silked and 85 percent of Indiana soybeans were blooming, both exceeded the 5-year average.
Highlights of the August 1 Crop Production report follow:
- Indiana’s average corn yield is forecast at 194 bushels per acre, up 7 bushels from the previous year. If realized, this will top the highest corn yield on record by 5 bushels. Total production is forecast at 1.02 billion bushels.
- Soybean yield is forecast at 60 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels from 2020. If realized, this will set a new State record by 2 bushels per acre. Total production is forecast at 341 million bushels, up 4 percent from last year.
- Winter wheat yield is estimated at 82 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from the previous forecast and 12 bushels above last year. If realized, this will also be a State record yield. Winter wheat production is forecast at 24.6 million bushels.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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