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West Central Iowa Leads in Corn for Grain
Iowa Ag Connection - 02/25/2020

The Iowa District recording the highest corn for grain production in 2019 was the West Central District with 420 million bushels according to estimates released by the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. The Central District had the second highest production at 395 million bushels.

Kossuth County was the highest ranking county for corn for grain production with 61.6 million bushels produced. Plymouth, Pottawattamie, Crawford, and Woodbury rounded out the top five. Other counties with production of more than 40 million bushels were Webster, Buchanan, Franklin, and Carroll.

Crawford led all counties with an average yield of 234.7 bushels per acre. Linn, Marshall, Sac, and Carroll Counties rounded out the top five with yields over 219 bushels. Thirty-five counties surpassed the 200 bushel mark in 2019.

Yields are derived from production divided by area harvested. Only published estimates were considered in rankings of districts and counties.

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