- Research Hub
On NASS Quick Stats (USDA/NASS QuickStats Ad-hoc Query Tool), the following criteria were used:
Sector: Animals & Products
Data Item: ‘CATTLE, HEIFERS, SLAUGHTER, COMMERCIAL – SLAUGHTERED, MEASURED IN HEAD,’ and ‘CATTLE, STEERS, SLAUGHTER, COMMERCIAL – SLAUGHTERED, MEASURED IN HEAD
Period Type: Annual
On NASS (Crop Production 2020 Summary 01/12/2021 (cornell.edu): Pg.101, take the corn area planted for grain in bushels for 2020 (14,182,479,000 bushels), and the avg. yield per acre for 2020 (172 bushels/acre).
On USDA NASS Charts & Maps of Corn Acres (cornac.pdf (usda.gov)), harvested corn acreage in US in 2020 was 82,500,000 acres.
On USDA ERS 2012 Major Land Uses (USDA ERS - Major Land Uses), use US Total Land Area (2,260,420,000 acres) and US Total Cropland Acres (391,975,000 acres).
*Special thanks to Dr. Jessica Gilreath for developing these calculations.