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Corn for silage harvested acreage of 210,000 acres is down 30,000 acres from last year.
Corn acreage planted for all purposes is 9.55 million acres, down 3 percent from last year.
Area harvested of other dry hay is 1.80 million acres, up 6 percent from 2016.
All other haylage production, at 160,000 tons, is up 16 percent from last year.
Yield of 181 bushels per acre is up 3 bushels from last year.
Farmers harvested 9.30 million acres of corn for grain, down 3 percent from 2016.
Yield, at 57.5 bushels per acre, is down 3.5 bushels from a year earlier.Corn for silage production is 4.10 million tons, down 13 percent from last year.Silage yield of 19.5 tons per acre is unchanged from last year.The average yield, at 3.95 tons per acre, is down 0.20 tons per acre from 2016.
Area harvested for dry hay, at 830,000 acres, is up 11 percent from 2016.
Acreage harvested for haylage, at 10,000 acres, is down 10,000 acres from last year.