EAST LANSING, Mich. — Corn and soybean yields in Ohio in 2022 were both down from record highs set in 2021, according to USDA NASS, Great Lakes Regional Field Office. Ohio’s 2022 average corn yield was 187 bushels per acre, down 6 bushels from 2021. Growers harvested 3.18 million acres for grain, down 5 percent from 2021. Total production of corn for grain was 595 million bushels, down 8 percent from 2021.
Ohio’s average soybean yield for 2022 was 55.5 bushels per acre, down 1.5 bushels from 2021. Growers harvested 5.08 million acres, up 4 percent from 2021. Production, at 282 million bushels, was up 1 percent from 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