2017 Wisconsin Ag News: Corn, Corn Silage, and Soybean County Estimates

2017 Corn County Estimates

The Wisconsin District recording the highest corn for grain production in 2017 was the South Central District with 133 million bushels according to estimates released by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Dane County was the largest corn producing county with 30.1 million bushels. Rock, Lafayette, Grant and Dodge rounded out the top five.

Lafayette led all counties in Wisconsin with a county average yield of 206.0 bushels per acre. Rock (194.8), Pierce (194.7), Columbia (193.5), and Green (192.5) Counties rounded out the top five. Twelve of the published counties exceeded the 180 bushel per acre yield mark.

Learn more here: WI Corn 2017

2017 Corn Silage County Estimates

Wisconsin producers in the East Central District chopped 4.16 million tons of corn silage in 2017, representing 25 percent of the State total, according to estimates released by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The West Central District produced 2.48 million tons of silage, accounting for 15 percent of the State total.

Manitowoc County was the top corn silage county in Wisconsin with 779,000 tons of corn silage produced. Dane, Marathon, Shawano, and Brown rounded out the top five.

Pepin and Columbia Counties both had the highest average yield, at 24.0 tons per acre. Burnett had the next highest yield at 23.0 tons per acre. Lafayette had the fourth highest yield at 22.5. Washburn rounded out the top five list with a yield of 22.0. Thirteen of the published counties had average yields of 20.0 or more tons per acre.

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2017 Soybean County Estimates

In 2017, farmers in Rock County led the State in soybean production with 5.15 million bushels according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Dane (4.48 million), Grant (4.08 million), Dodge (4.07 million), and Lafayette (3.35 million) rounded out the top 5.

Two districts had yields averaging over 50 bushels per acre, led by the Southwest District, where the average soybean yield was 50.9 bushels per acre, followed by the South Central District (50.3). The three northern districts recorded the lowest yields in the State. The Northwest District, having the lowest, averaged 40.9 bushels per acre. Statewide, nine counties averaged over 50 bushels per acre, led by Lafayette County, where soybeans averaged 56.4 bushels per acre. Grant (55.6), Dodge (52.5), Iowa (52.2), and Columbia and Ozaukee (51.8) rounded out the top 6. Sawyer County recorded the lowest yield of the published counties at 31.8 bushels per acre.

Learn more here: WI Soybean 2017

Source: United States Department of Agriculture | National Agricultural Statistics Service  | Wisconsin Field Office · 2811 Agriculture Drive · Madison WI 53718 · (608) 224-4848  fax (855) 271-9802 · www.nass.usda.gov
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