USDA Reports Increase in Corn and Soybean Production

Attributed to increased acreage and higher yields.

This past week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that soybean production reached a record high and corn production approached record amounts in 2021. According to the 2021 Crop Production Annual Summary released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the increase was due to increased acreage and higher yields.

The USDA stated, “U.S. corn growers produced 15.1 billion bushels, up 7% from 2020 and the second highest on record. Corn yield in the United States is estimated at a record high 177.0 bushels per acre, 5.6 bushels above the 2020 yield.”

The report continued, “Soybean production for 2021 totaled a record-high 4.44 billion bushels, up 5% from 2020. With record high yields in 21 states, the average soybean yield is estimated at 51.4 bushels per acre, 0.4 bushels above 2020 and the second highest on record.”

In 2021, cotton production also rose 21% over 2020.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack to be led by the Lord as he heads the USDA.
  • With gratitude for the increase in crop production in the nation.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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