The USDA released the crop production numbers by County for Minnesota and some area counties were near the top of the lists.
Renville County was the highest ranking county for corn production with 43.4 million bushels produced, followed by Redwood County at 40.8 million, Martin at 40 million, Faribault at 39.8 million and Nobels County at 39.5 million bushels produced. Freeborn, Blue Earth, Jackson and Murry Counties also all produced more than 35 million bushels.
Waseca County led all other counties in average corn yield at 213.7 bushels per acre, followed by Watonwan at 210.1, Nicollet at 209.5, Freeborn at 208.1 and Rock County with 207.9 bushels per acre. Martin County saw an average bushel per acre of 195.3, Faribault County was at 192.8 and Blue Earth County had an average of 201.5 bushels per acre.
Nobels County led all Minnesota Counties in soybean production with 10.8 million bushels, Redwood was at 10.7 million, Faribault had 10.3 million, Jackson was at 10.1 million and Blue Earth County has 9.95 million bushels produced to round out the top 5. Martin County produced 9.7 million bushels of soybeans and Freeborn County produced 9 million bushels.
Statewide, seventeen Minnesota Counties averaged at least 60 bushels of soybeans per acre. Waseca County had the highest with an average of 67.4 bushels per acre, followed by Nobels at 63.3, Nicollet at 63.0, Watonwan at 62.7 and Wabasha and Scott counties rounded out the top 5 with a tie at 62.5 bushels per acre. Blue Earth County had an average of 61.9, Faribault County had 60.5, Freeborn 60.4 and Martin County had 60.0 bushels per acre.
The USDA’s Yield Estimates are derived from production divided by area harvested. Only published estimates were considered in rankings of counties.