Posted 7/15/2012 21:03 (#2487353) Subject: 1916 average corn yeild ??????????????
Ludington/Manistee MI area
Was at a family gathering on the wife's side and someone was passing around this story about one of the elders and in this story the elder talked about the 1916 corn crop mentioning a yeild of 100 bu/acre seemed very high to me. Even for ear corn it seemed high for that time. What was the US or better yet michigan yeild average for 1916? The other thing that stood out was the $1.16 per acre seed cost. Remember this was for north west michigan with a shorter growing season.