Long-term Crop Yield Trends in the United States

Each point represents crop yield from one state in one year. The transparency level indicates the number of acres produced; darker points mean more acres, and lighter points mean fewer acres. All data from USDA-NASS.

Yields for 19 crops grown in the United States between 1960 to 2019. Data from USDA-NASS surveys (https://quickstats.nass.usda.gov/).

 

In the remaining figures, crop acres are represented by the size of the point; larger circles mean more acres, smaller circles mean fewer acres. Red line is the state-level yield trend.

Barley:

Beans:

Canola:

Corn (maize):

Cotton:

Alfalfa hay:

Lentils:

Oats:

Peanuts:

Rice:

Rye:

Sorghum:

Soybeans:

Sugarbeets:

Sugarcane:

Sunflower:

Tobacco:

Spring wheat:

Winter wheat: