2021 US Corn Belt Crop Tour



2021 Summary of the State of Ohio

Day 1: June 29, 2021

10th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour Summary of the State of Ohio

The 2021 10th Annual U.S. Corn Belt Crop tour route in the state of Ohio started in Toledo southwest into the highest concentrated and yield corn and soybean crops down through Napoleon, Celina and our final stop in Middletown, Ohio. It was 29 Celsius or 84F, cloudy and periodic rainstorms along our route on day 1 June 29, 2021. There were 3 planting dates in Ohio: the first week of April, a month later (normal) and late or replanted at end of May early June. According to farmers, frost hit the early planted crops, but they survived, and Ohio has been getting normal precipitation since the start. It is considered one of the “garden” spots in the Eastern Corn Belt vs, the dryness in the U.S. Northern Plains. Planting date determined the size of the crops from head-high to knee-high corn. Soybeans were mostly ankle-high. No stress or disease pressure present.

USDA rates Ohio corn conditions good-excellent at 81% up 18% vs. 2020 while poor-very poor 5% vs. 2020 at 8%. Soybean crop conditions are rated 63% good-excellent down 1% vs. 2020 at 64% while poor-very poor at 5% is down 3% from 2020 at 8%. Some moisture stress but overall, the crops look lush, green and healthy for this time of the year. Rating the state, 7 out of 10 as the state needs more timely rains thru Jul/Aug and a good finish to beat last years 171 corn yield and soybean yield at 54.

Ohio Image Collage

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About Ohio
Number of farms
175 acres
Average size of an Ohio farm
13,600,000 acres
Land in Ohio farms
1 of 4
States in which over 50% of its land is classified as "prime farmland"
Ohio leads the US in production of swiss cheese
Beekeepers in Ohio, containing 29,900 bee colonies
Ohio's ranking for processing tomatoes; the state is ranked 5th for fresh tomato production
3,400,000 acres
Corn acres intended in 2021, -4% vs 2020

171 bu/acre
Corn yield in 2020, +7.0 bu/acre vs. 2019
5,000,000 acres
Soybean acres intended in 2021, +2% vs. 2020

54 bu/acre
Soybean yield in 2020, +5.0 bu/acre vs. 2019
570,000 acres
Wheat acres intended in 2021, +8% vs. 2020

75 bu/acre 
Wheat yield in 2021, +49.0 bu/acre vs. 2020


2021 US Corn Belt Tour
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