Corn being harvested in a fieldThe annual U.S. Grains Council Harvest Report was recently released, showing the 2021 corn harvest at a high production and good yields. Taking 610 yellow corn samples within 12 of the top corn-producing states, the report showed 90% of the samples met all grade factor requirements for U.S. No. 1 grade and 98% met the requirements for U.S. No. 2 grade.

Other tests showed an average weight of 58.3 pounds, lower than the 2020 test weight of 58.7 but higher than 2019’s 57.3 pounds. Of the 12 states involved in the study, 6 expect large increases in corn planting for 2022. The U.S. Grains Council said an early season with helpful rains during pollination and a warm grain-filling period helped produce a quality corn crop.

Read more on the report here.