2011 crop values up for SD corn & hay


For South Dakota:

Corn for grain was the leading valued crop of 2011, at $3,953.1 million, up 36 percent from 2010. Soybeans were ranked as the second highest valued crop, at $1,716.7 million, all hay, third, at $1,000.6 million; followed by all wheat, fourth, at $799.5 million; and alfalfa hay, fifth, at $793.1 million. Other crops and their 2011 values were: winter wheat, $474.1 million; other spring wheat, $323.4 million; all sunflowers, $221.5 million; other hay, $207.5 million; oil sunflowers, $182.2 million; non-oil sunflowers, $39.3 million; sorghum for grain, $37.0 million; oats, $14.7 million; proso millet, $7.5 million; dry edible beans, $6.8 million; all barley, $2.9 million; durum wheat, $2.0 million; and flaxseed, $1.5 million.

The 2011 value of production decreased from 2010 for non-oil sunflowers, dry edible beans, spring wheat, oats, proso millet, durum wheat, and flaxseed. Crop values increased for corn, soybeans, all wheat, all sunflowers, oil sunflowers, sorghum for grain, all hay, alfalfa hay, other hay, winter wheat and barley. Crop values are computed by multiplying the marketing year average price by total production.

Source: USDA NASS SD Field Office