Wisconsin grew more snap beans, peas, and pumpkins in ’21

Wisconsin’s production of snap beans, pumpkins, and green peas was higher in 2021, while the state’s sweet corn and carrot production were down.

USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service says Wisconsin remains the top producer of snap beans harvesting more than 52-thousand acres totaling nearly 6.7 million hundredweight.  That’s more than the next three states, New York, Michigan, and Oregon combined.

Wisconsin is number three nationally in sweet corn production even with a drop in total production from 2020.  The total 2021 processed sweet corn was almost 30-thousand tons less than 2020, but the fresh market was up over 30-thousand hundredweight.

Pumpkin production was up considerably in 2021 with 263-thousand hundredweight harvested.  That’s up from 2020s 147-thousand hundredweight.

Green pea production was up over 70-thousand hundredweight to 1,196 thousand hundredweight.

USDA says Wisconsin also produced more than one point eight million hundredweight of cabbage and 841 thousand hundredweight of cucumbers last year.

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