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Final 2016 Colorado Corn Production Numbers

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this month released its annual Crop Production Summary, showing that Colorado farmers didn’t haul in quite as large of a crop as earlier USDA forecasts had anticipated. But while actual production in the state this fall fell short of those predictions (by about 8 million bushels) the 2016 Colorado corn crop still stood up well compared to recent years. 

Corn for Grain Acres Harvested: 

2016 … 1.17 million
2015 … 950,000
5-year avg. … 1.01 million 

Yields: 

2016 … 137.0 bushels per acre
2015 … 142.0
5-year avg. … 137.0 

Total Corn for Grain Production:  

2016 … 160.92 million bushels
2015 … 134.90 million
5-year avg. … 143.59 million 

Nationwide, 2016 corn production was estimated at 15.2 billion bushels, while yields averaged out at 174.6 — the highest marks on record for the U.S.

 

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