The numbers are in and Christian, Todd and Logan counties were among the top wheat and soybean producers in Kentucky last year.
The Kentucky Agriculture Statistics Service says Christian County was first in wheat production. Christian County farmers produced just over 4.3 million bushels of winter wheat. Yield for the county averaged 70.6 bushels per acre, with production harvested from 61,300 acres.
Logan County was second in the state with a production of just over 2.6 million bushels and Todd was third at almost 2.1 million bushels. Winter wheat production across Kentucky was down 5-percent last year at 29.1 million bushels. Yield was 62 bushels per acre, down eight bushels from 2011.
Christian also led Kentucky in soybean production at 3.1 million bushels, coming from 71,400 acres harvested with a yield of 43.8 bushels per acre. Daviess County was second and Logan County was third at just under 3 million bushels. Kentucky’s soybean production and yield were up last year at nearly 59 million bushels at 40 bushels per acre.
Union, Daviess and McLean counties led Kentucky in corn production, though Christian County was one of only two other counties to surpass the five million bushel mark.