2017 US Corn Belt Crop Tour



About Iowa
Number of farms
351 acres
Average size of an Iowa farm
30,500,000 acres
Land in Iowa farms
Iowa leads the US in hog and egg production
Over 147 million pounds of cheese are made in Iowa per year
Iowa ranks 2nd in the US, in red meat production
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
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