2017 US Corn Belt Crop Tour

 

Minnesota

About Minnesota
73,300
Number of farms
353 acres
Average size of a Minnesota farm
25,900,000 acres
Land in Minnesota farms
680 miles
Starting in Minnesota, 680 miles of Mississippi River’s 2,552 total miles flow through the state. The Mississippi transports 66% of all grain exported from the U.S.
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Minnesota is home to 3 of North America’s ecological region’s; Laurentian Mixed Forest, Eastern Broadleaf Forest and Prairie Parkland; 1.32 million acres of farmland is devoted to conservation and wetland reserve programs
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Minnesota has soils that are classified in 7 of the 12 World soil orders
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Minnesota’s U.S. rank for number of bison producers, raising 12,000 head
8,000,000 acres
Corn acres in 2017, -5.33% vs. 2016

193 bu/acre
Corn yield in 2016, +5.0 bu/acre vs. 2015
8,250,000 acres
Soybean acres in 2017, +9.27% vs. 2016

52.5 bu/acre
Soybean yield in 2016, +2.5 bu/acre vs. 2015
1,304,000 acres
Wheat acres in 2017, -1.29% vs. 2016

59 bu/acre 
Wheat yield in 2016, -1.0 bu/acre vs. 2015

 

2017 US Corn Belt Tour