Per the January 11th USDA Report:
Ohio’s 2012 average corn yield is estimated at 123 bushels per acre, down 2 bushels from the November forecast, and down 35 bushels from the previous year. Producers harvested 3.65 million acres for grain this past year, compared to 3.22 million acres in 2011. Total State production of 449.0 million bushels is 12 percent below the 2011 total. Acreage harvested for silage is estimated at 200,000 acres, up 60,000 acres from the previous year. The average silage yield is estimated at 16.0 tons per acre.
Ohio’s average soybean yield for 2012 is estimated at 45 bushels per acre, down 2 bushels from the November forecast. Growers harvested 4.58 million acres of soybeans in 2012 from the estimated 4.60 million acres planted. Total soybean production is estimated at 206.1 million bushels, down 5 percent from the 217.9 million bushels produced in 2011.
Alfalfa yields averaged 2.80 tons of dry hay per acre in 2012, while all Other hay averaged 1.80 tons per acre. Production of All hay decreased 16 percent from 2011 to 2.33 million tons. Burley Tobacco production in Ohio for 2012 is estimated at 3.99 million pounds, an increase of 19 percent from 2011. The average yield is estimated at 2,100 pounds from 1,900 harvested acres. Ohio’s winter wheat acreage for 2012 is estimated at 620,000 acres, this is up 120,000 acres from 2012.
Corn stocks in all positions in Ohio on December 1, 2012 totaled 354.6 million bushels, 11 percent below the 389.1 million bushels stored on December 1, 2011. On-farm stocks, at 220.0 million bushels decreased 21 percent from the 280.0 million bushels on December 1, 2011. On-farm stocks accounted for 62 percent of the total stored. Off-farm stocks increased 14 percent from a year ago to 134.6 million bushels.
Soybean stocks in all positions in Ohio totaled 142.0 million bushels on December 1, 2012 down 14 percent from the previous December. Off-farm stocks at 64.0 million bushels are 10 percent below the 70.9 million bushels on hand December 1, 2011 and accounted for 45 percent of total storage. On-farm stocks at 78.0 million bushels are down 18 percent from the 95.0 million bushels stored on farms at the same time last year.
All wheat stored in Ohio as of December 1, 2012 totaled 65.8 million bushels, down 11 percent from December 2011. Off-farm stocks, at 64.9 million bushels, are down 9 percent from last year and account for 99 percent of total stocks. On-farm stocks at 950,000 bushels are down from the 2.7 million reported on December 1, 2011.