March 15, 2002
Top producing counties in Indiana named
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Indiana farmers will have some work to do this year to top the production of the states leading crop counties in 2001, according to a report by the Indiana Agricultural Statistics Service located at Purdue University.
White County finished first in total corn and soybean production, and Posey County was first in winter wheat production.
Clinton County had the highest corn yields with 174 bushels per acre. Carroll County led the state in soybean yield with 56 bushels per acre, and Tipton County placed first in winter wheat yield with 91 bushels per acre.
White County harvested 22.1 million bushels of corn last year, edging out the harvest in Knox County, which produced the most corn in 2000. Knox County produced the second largest corn harvest in 2001 with 829,000 bushels.
Clinton County's top per acre corn yield was followed by Tipton County's 173 bushels per acre.
White County led the state in production of soybeans with 6.12 million bushels, pushing last year's top soybean producer, Montgomery County, into second place at 6.02 million bushels.
Carroll and Rush counties tied for the title of soybean yield champion at 56 bushels per acre, and Union County was second with 55 bushels of soybeans per acre.
For the second year in a row, Posey County farmers produced the states largest amount of winter wheat with 1.94 million bushels. Also for the second year in a row, Allen County took second place at 1.64 million bushels.
The winter wheat yield title went to Tipton County, at 91 bushels per acre, with Clinton County placing second at 79 bushels per acre.
Stateside totals for 2001 were:
Corn 884.52 million bushels produced, 156 bushels per acre average yield.
Soybeans 273.91 million bushels produced, 49 bushels per acre average yield.
Winter wheat 25.08 million bushels produced, 66 bushels per acre average yield.
To see the full crop report for individual counties in Indiana, log on to the Indiana Agricultural Statistics Service Web site at http://www.nass.usda.gov/in.
CONTACT: Ralph Gann, state agriculture statistician, (765) 494-8371, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compiled by Andrea Gregory, (765) 494-8402, email@example.com
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