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US Corn Ave Yield Could Blow Out Records - 175 Bu/A is Possible

US Corn Ave Yield Could Blow Out Records - 175 Bu/A is Possible

16 July 2014

ANALYSIS - Matt Roberts, agricultural economist at The Ohio State University, said the current corn crop has set the foundation for average yields to bust through the record - he believes they could go as high as 174-175 bushels per acre, reports Sarah Mikesell, live from the Wyffels Hybrids Corn Strategies conference.

The previous record corn yield of 164.7 bushels per acre was set in 2009. Roberts says the 2014 average corn yield has the potential to push a new record higher by a significant margin. 

He also noted that prices could drop another 40-50 cents going into the fall. With lower grain prices, he questions when livestock producers will start adding corn back into their feed ration. 


Roberts spoke at the Wyffels Hybrids Corn Strategies meeting last week in Knoxville, Illinois, USA.

Other speakers included Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech University; Roger Bernard, Agriculture and Trade Policy Analyst, Informa Economics; and John Block, former US Secretary of Agriculture, spoke at the evening event prior to the conference. 

Click below to see more coverage from the conference. 

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