Experts speculate that this year's harvest will be about 7,000 pounds per acre. That is just off of last year's record crop by about 500 to 800 pounds per acre. Even though the yield is down from last year it is up considerably over yields of the past decades.
Chances are when you were in high school there was an Ag teacher. Now a days the subject of agriculture is being pushed down the educational ladder as fewer and fewer qualified teachers are graduating into the field.