Colorado corn yields down slightly | TheFencePost.com

Colorado corn yields down slightly

* Released Nov. 8, 2018, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture.
Data courtesy: NASS, USDA graphic by Kentucky Corn

Based on conditions November first, corn production for the United States is forecast at 14.6 billion bushels, up less than a percent from last year according to the latest USDA-NASS Crop Production Report.* Yields are expected to average 178.9 bushels per acre, up 2.3 bushels from 2017. If realized, this will be the highest yield and second highest production on record for the United States.

In Colorado, corn production is forecast at 171.45 million bushels down eight percent from last year’s 185.9 million bushels. Average yield is estimated at 127 bushels per acre down sixteen bushels below last years final yield. Drought and hail were likely factors.


Support Local Journalism

Readers like you make the Fence Post’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

 


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.