A new report by the Ag/Web Farm Journal details how in 2020 global crop yields set new records. The report can be found at “WASDE Increases Corn Exports by 50 Million Bu.”.
According to the report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 2020/2021 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) says global wheat production is expected to set a new record of 773 million metric tons (MMt). The previous record of 765 MMt was set just a year ago in 2019/2020 season.
USDA reports it expects a new record for corn production, as well, predicting the 2020/2021 growing season’s global corn crop will hit 1.44 billion metric tons (BMT). This tops the 2019/2020 previous production record of 1.12 BMt.
According to the WASDE, rice production is expected to top 504 MMt in the 2020/2021 crop year, another record, surpassing the 2019/2020 crop of 498 MMt.
The USDA reports, corn, rice, and wheat, the world’s three most important crops, set production records again in 2020. You will be hard pressed to find this reported in any mainstream media articles or anywhere near the top Google News search results. If the USDA had instead announced falling yields and widespread crop failures, certainly Google News and the mainstream media would be falling all over themselves to report the “climate crisis.”
But that is merely a hypothetical, because crop production continues to set record after record after record as the Earth continues its modest warming.