Corn silage down in 2021, sorghum silage up

Corn silage down in 2021, sorghum silage up

Corn silage down in 2021, sorghum silage up

Corn for silage production decreased in 2021, while sorghum silage increased.

The USDA says corn silage production of 130.317 million tons was 5% below 2020, with the yield 0.4 lower at 20.1 tons per acre and harvested area 230,000 acres lower at 6.481 million acres.

Sorghum silage was 5.083 million tons, with a 2.3 ton per acre rise in the average yield to 15.4 tons per acre and 92,000 acre jump for harvested area.