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Michigan Corn projects strong statewide yields for 2015

EAST LANSING, MI -- The Corn Marketing Program of Michigan (CMPM) wrapped up the 2015 Between The Rows tour last week, finding a statewide average corn yield of 170 bushels per acre.

CMPM staff conducted yield checks across the state and held meetings in each are to update farmers on the crop conditions. Meetings also included a discussion with grain dealers about the market outlook for this year's crop and concluded with a question and answer session about the corn industry and the work of the CMPM and the Michigan Corn Growers Association.

Meetings took place at: Stoneman Pro Services in Breckenridge; Alvin Ferguson's farm in Allenton, Carbon Green BioEnergy in Lake Odessa, Mark Kies' farm in Allen, Phil Gordon's farm in Saline, Jason McConnachie's farm in Deckerville, Tom Ziel's farm in Pigeon, and Schlicht Farms in Vassar.

Highlights of the yield checks appear below, and more detailed information about the yield checks in each county is available through video updates on our website at

Location - Average Yield (Bu./Acre)

Statewide - 170

Gratiot County - 174

Lapeer/St. Clair Counties - 165

Eaton/Barry/Ionia Counties - 172

Branch/Hillsdale/Jackson Counties - 167

Lenawee/Washtenaw Counties - 147

Sanilac County - 171

Huron County - 183

Tuscola County - 173

These findings are in line with a recent United States Department of Agriculture report that estimates yields of 165 bushels per acre for the state.

Planning is already underway for next year's tour, and corn farmers who are interested in hosting a Between the Rows Tour stop for 2016 can contact the Michigan Corn office at (517) 668-2676.