USDA releases 2021 crop yields



ELLSWORTH — The 2021 New England field crop summary was released Jan. 13 by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service New England Field Office.
Maine yields were as follows:

Potatoes: Production is estimated at 18.7 million cwt (centum weight), up 39 percent from 2020. Yield is estimated at 350 cwt per acre, up 85 cwt from the previous year. Harvested area, at 53,500 acres, is up 5 percent from the previous year.

Hay: Production estimated at 229,000 tons, up 25 percent from 2020. Yield is estimated at 1.91 tons per acre, up 0.15 tons from the previous year. Harvested area, at 120,000 acres, is up 15 percent from the previous year.
Oats: Production is estimated at 1.48 million bushels, up 7 percent from 2020. Yield is estimated at 78 bushels per acre, up 15 bushels from the previous year. Harvested area, at 19,000 acres is down 14 percent from the previous year.

Alfalfa: Production is estimated at 20,000 tons, down 5 percent from 2020. Yield is estimated at 2 tons per acre, down 0.30 tons from the previous year. Harvested area, at 10,000 acres, is up 11 percent from the previous year.
Maple syrup: Production is estimated at 495,000 gallons, down 16 percent from 2020. Yield per tap is estimated at .262 gallons, down .037 from the previous year. The number of taps is estimated at 1.89 million, down 4 percent from 2020.

Barley: Production is estimated at 820,000 bushels, up 8 percent from 2020. Yield is estimated at 82 bushels per acre, up 28 bushels from the previous year. Harvested area, at 10,000 acres, is down 29 percent from the previous year.

For the complete Crop Production Summary report, go to: https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/k3569432s.

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