USDA Crop Production 2020 Summary

Corn for grain production in 2020 was estimated at 14.2 billion bushels, up 4 percent from the 2019 estimate, according to the USDA Crop Production 2020 Summary released Tuesday, Jan. 12.

The average yield in the United States was estimated at 172.0 bushels per acre, 4.5 bushels above the 2019 yield of 167.5 bushels per acre.

Area harvested for grain was estimated at 82.5 million acres, up 1 percent from the 2019 estimate.

Sorghum: Grain production in 2020 was estimated at 373 million bushels, up 9 percent from the 2019 total.

Planted area for 2020 was estimated at 5.88 million acres, up 12 percent from the previous year. Area harvested for grain, at 5.10 million acres, was up 9 percent from 2019.

Grain yield was estimated at 73.2 bushels per acre, up 0.2 bushel from 2019.

Rice: Production in 2020 totaled 228 million cwt, up 23 percent from the 2019 total.

Planted area for 2020 was estimated at 3.04 million acres, up 19 percent from 2019.

Area harvested, at 2.99 million acres, was up 21 percent from the previous crop year.

The average yield for all United States rice was estimated at 7,619 pounds per acre, up 146 pounds from the 2019 average yield of 7,473 pounds per acre.

Soybean production in 2020 totaled 4.14 billion bushels, up 16 percent from 2019.

The average yield per acre was estimated at 50.2 bushels, up 2.8 bushels from 2019.

Harvested area was up 10 percent from 2019 to 82.3 million acres.

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