Corn yields down
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2017) — Kentucky soybean yield and production set records highs in 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) report released today. Corn yields were down from 2015 due to weather conditions and disease pressure.
The two crops are significant to Kentucky agriculture, bringing in nearly $1.6 billion in cash receipts in 2015.
State leaders in soybean production:
- Graves County – 4,778,000 bushels
- Daviess County – 4,383,000 bushels
- Christian County – 4,030,000 bushels
- Logan County – 3,684,000 bushels
- Union County – 2,818,000 bushels
State leaders in soybean yield:
- Meade County – 56.5 bushels per acre
- Pulaski County – 54.9 bushels per acre
- Hart County – 54.8 bushels per acre
- Mercer County – 54.8 bushels per acre
- Boyle County – 54.3 bushels per acre
State leaders in corn production:
- Christian County – 15,166,000 bushels
- Union County – 13,070,000 bushels
- Graves County – 11,575,000 bushels
- Daviess County – 10,898,000 bushels
- Logan County – 10,499,000 bushels
State leaders in corn yield:
- Cumberland County – 187.7 bushels per acre
- Wayne County – 186.2 bushels per acre
- Christian County – 182.7 bushels per acre
- Warren County – 182 bushels per acre
- Simpson County – 180.5 bushels per acre
County-level estimates are used by other USDA agencies to set standards for insurance and risk protection programs many farmers rely on to protect their operations.
In April NASS will release county estimates for hay and tobacco.