November 11, 2011
Iowa's corn yield to rise to 171 bushels
Iowa's average corn yield is expected to increase to 171 bushels this year compared with 165 bushels an acre in 2010, according to the latest USDA forecast.
The USDA forecast is based on November 1 conditions. It says a harvest of more than 2.33 billion bushels is expected, compared with more than 2.15 billion bushels last year.
By comparison, a forecast based on August 1 conditions expected an average Iowa corn yield of 177 bushels an acre and a total harvest of 2.43 billion bushels.
Nationally, the US corn crop is expected to average 146 bushels an acre, down five from last year, with a total production of 12.3 billion bushels, down 1% from last year.