The latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Values summary was recently released. According to the USDA, the production of Wisconsin’s field and miscellaneous crops was valued at $3.39 billion in 2017. This was a 7 percent decrease from 2016.
The value of corn for grain production totaled $1.66 billion in the badger state in 2017. This was down 12 percent from the previous year, and the production was also down by 11 percent. Wisconsin’s corn price averaged $3.25 per bushel, a decrease of $0.03 from the last marketing year.
The value of soybean production was down 6 percent in 2017 to $940 million. Production was down 6 percent from 2016. The average price of beans decreased $0.01 from the previous year to $9.35 per bushel.
On the other hand the value of production increased in 2017 from 2016 for Wisconsin potatoes, oats, alfalfa hay, other hay, and all forage. The value of maple syrup production also increased in 2016 from 2015. The value of production decreased in 2017 for winter wheat.
For the full USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Values summary visit, www.nass.usda.gov