Resilience. What word better embodied the spirit of America’s corn farmers in 2019? Facing persistent economic challenges, regulatory and legislative hurdles, and a wide array of weather-related setbacks from planting to harvest, the men and women who grow corn stood strong. Farmers persevered to grow a healthy crop. The determination they displayed throughout 2019 contributed to their mission to sustainably feed and fuel a healthy, growing world.
NCGA recognizes the difficult harvest conditions facing farmers in many states. In recognition of the significant unharvested acreage in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, a main source of data for this report, noted in the Annual Crop Production Summary for 2019 that respondents in the aforementioned states with unharvested acreage will be re-contacted in the spring and this may result in further updates to the published data. The report as published on January 10 includes unharvested area and expected production.