53.8 million acres – that’s larger than the total state of Kansas, and that’s how many acres of hay were harvested in the U.S. in 2017.
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All dry hay production: 131 million tons
All dry hay area harvested: 53.8 million acres
Alfalfa and alfalfa mixtures production: 55.1 million tons
Total alfalfa acres harvested: 16.6 million acres
New alfalfa acres seeded: 2.21 million acres
Corn silage production: 128.4 million tons
Corn silage acres harvested: 6.43 million
Top 10 all-forage production states: 1. Wisconsin, 2. New York, 3. Pennsylvania, 4. Texas, 4. California, 6. Minnesota, 7. Kansas, 8. South Dakota, 9. Idaho, 10. Michigan
Top 10 all-hay production states: 1. Texas, 2. South Dakota, 3. Missouri, 4. Oklahoma, 5. Kansas, 6. North Dakota, 7. Nebraska, 8. Montana, 9. Kentucky, 10. Tennessee
To see where your state ranked, go to progressiveforage.com/stats