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Corn production in New York fell nearly 17 percent in 2022

By Journal Staff (news@cnybj.com)

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New York farms produced 80.5 million bushels of corn for grain last year, down 16.9 percent from 96.86 million bushels in 2021. 

That’s according to a Jan. 12 report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Northeastern Regional Field Office.

The total yield per acre in the Empire State averaged 140 bushels per acre in 2022, down 27 bushels per acre, or 16.2 percent, from 167 bushels in the previous year.

Area harvested for grain corn totaled 575,000 acres last year, down less than 1 percent from 580,000 in 2021, the USDA NASS said.

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