According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Crop Production report for 2012, corn for grain production is estimated at 10.8 billion bushels nationally, up 1 percent from the November 1 forecast but 13 percent below 2011. The average yield in the United States is estimated at 123.4 bushels per acre while the average yield in Michigan is estimated at 133 bushels per acre. While 2012 was a very trying year, Michigan's corn farmers still managed to harvest the second largest crop on record with a total production of 317.9 million bushels.
USDA Annual Crop Production Report - 2012, 2011
USDA Crop Values Summary - 2012, 2011
Grains Stocks Report - June, March, January
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
According the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Prospective Plantings report, American farmers expect to plant 145,000 more acres of corn in 2013 than they did in 2012. The USDA’s estimate for 2013 is for 97.3 million acres to be planted in field corn. Assuming the five-year average 91 percent harvest rate holds and the projected trend yield of 160 bushels per acre is achieved, farmers will harvest 14.16 billion bushels. Michigan farmers are expected to plant 2.6 million acres of corn in 2013, which is down about 50,000 acres from last year.
As of June 2, Michigan farmers have 94 percent of the corn crop planted, which is 5 percent below last year but 2 percent above the 5-year average. Seventy-nine percent of the crop has emerged, which is slightly above the 5-year average but 14 percent below last year. In Michigan, 69 percent of the crop is in good to excellent condition while nationally, 72 percent of the corn crop is in the same condition. For more details on USDA's crop progress estimates, view the reports below.
Prospective Plantings Report - 2013, 2012
Crop Progress - Aug. 12, Aug. 5, July 29, July 22, July 15, July 8, July 1
Michigan Corn Performance Trials Database
Field-to-Market Fieldprint Calculator
Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator
IRM Refuge Calculator
Corn Production by State (2008 - 2012)
Corn Production by MI County (2008 - 2012)
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