2017 US Corn Belt Crop Tour

 

Iowa

About Iowa
87,000
Number of farms
351 acres
Average size of an Iowa farm
30,500,000 acres
Land in Iowa farms
1st
Iowa leads the US in hog and egg production
147,000,000
Over 147 million pounds of cheese are made in Iowa per year
2nd
Iowa ranks 2nd in the US, in red meat production
1st
In the U.S., Iowa has the most acres of land enrolled in the continuous CRP sign-up, trees, grasses and soil on CRP land removed an estimated 17 million metric tons of carbon annually from the atmosphere
13,300,000 acres
Corn acres in 2017, -4.32% vs. 2016

203 bu/acre
Corn yield in 2015, +11 bu/acre vs. 2015
10,100,000 acres
Soybean acres in 2017, +6.32% vs. 2016

60.5 bu/acre
Soybean yield in 2016, +4.0 bu/acre vs. 2015
25,000 acres
Wheat acres in 2017, unchanged from 2016

63 bu/acre 
Wheat yield in 2016, +11.0 bu/acre vs. 2015

 

2017 US Corn Belt Tour