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Top Counties - Corn for Grain (5 yr. average)

 

County

Production (bushels)

Harvested Acres

Yield/Acre (bushels)

1.

Dallam

24.7 mil

125,860

196

2.

Hartley

20.6 mil

104,160

198

3.

Sherman

13.3 mil

68,000

195

4.

Castro

12.7 mil

63,020

202

5.

Moore

12.2 mil

60,900

201

6.

Falls

6.2 mil

70,120

88

7.

Williamson

6.1 mil

82,980

73

8.

Hansford

5.6 mil

27,960

200

9.

Parmer

5.5 mil

27,740

200

10.

Bell

4.8 mil

65,740

73

 

Texas Total

201.8 mil

1,678,000

120

Top States - Corn for Grain (5 yr. average)

 

County

Production (bushels)

Harvested Acres

Yield/Acre (bushels)

1.

Iowa

2.0 bil

12.0 mil

164

2.

Illinois

1.7 bil

11.3 mil

155

3.

Nebraska

1.2 bil

7.8 mil

148

4.

Minnesota

1.0 bil

6.7 mil

153

5.

Indiana

824.7 mil

5.5 mil

149

12.

Texas

201.8 mil

1.7 mil

120

 

U.S. Total

10.3 bil

71.6 mil

144

Corn Planting Areas in Texas

  • Area 1(March – mid April)
    • East Texas
  • Area 2 (late February – March)
    • Upper Gulf Coast
  • Area 3 ( February – mid March)
    • South Texas
  • Area 4 (mid April – mid May)
    • Texas Panhandle
  • Area 5
    • Central Texas
  • Area 6
    • West Texas

Texas Corn Planting

  • Depending on conditions, around 22,000 to 25,000 individual corn plants are grown on one acre of land
  • The majority of corn grown in Texas is "dent" corn used for animal feed
  • Texas corn farmers plant around two million acres of corn each year
  • One acre of corn is the size of a football field
  • A single corn seed produces a plant that yields about 800 kernels of corn per ear
  • Depending upon the type equipment used, Texas farmers plant 150-300 acres of corn per 12-14 hour day

Corn Harvesting

  • Where does Texas Corn end up?
    • The great majority of Texas corn production goes to feed livestock.
    • Nearly all the feed corn produced on the High Plains goes to local feed yards
    • Low Plains and Cross Timbers feed corn is sold to elevators for merchandising or fed locally to livestock
    • Elevators handle most of the feed corn produced in the Blacklands and Edwards Plateau
    • East Texas and South Texas feed corn is marketed through grain elevators with some used by local livestock and poultry feeders
    • Local and port elevators are the primary destinations of the feed corn produced in the Upper Coast, Coastal Bend and Lower Valley.
  • Texas Corn Harvest Niblets
    • The Northern High Plains accounts for almost two-thirds of the total Texas corn production
    • The statewide average yield for corn is around 140 bushels per acre
    • Texas corn farmers produce over 230 million bushels of corn each year
    • The value of the Texas corn crop is around $600 million annually

Did You Know?

Depending upon the type equipment used, Texas farmers plant 150-300 acres of corn per 12-14 hour day.