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County Soybean Estimates In

Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 4:56 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Andrew Swadner

The 2017 Iowa Soybean Yield Estimates have arrived, and Marion County produced 52.5 bushels of soybeans per acre, under the 56.5 bushels per acre county average for the state.

Marion County is classified as a part of the South Central Region, which overall produced 28 million bushels of soybeans in 2017 compared to 33 million bushels in 2016. The state of Iowa as a whole also saw corn estimates go slightly down from 566 million in 2016 to 561 million in 2017. Soybean yields were highest in the northern two-thirds of the state. The Northwest District produced the highest district average yield at 59.6 bushels per acre. Twelve counties averaged at least 60 bushels per acre. Sioux County had the highest yield with an average of 64.6 bushels per acre. Lyon, Marshall, Grundy, and Scott Counties rounded out the top 5.