Normal yield



Normal yield is an agricultural term referring to the average historic yield established for a particular farm or area. It is also used to describe average yields. Normal production would be the normal crop acreage planted multiplied by the normal yield. These measures, once required by commodity programs to calculate benefits, are replaced by base acres, payment acres, and payment yield under the
2002 farm bill The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, also known as the 2002 U.S. Farm Bill, Farm Bill, includes ten titles, addressing a great variety of issues related to agriculture, ecology, energy, trade, and nutrition. This act has been supers ...
(P.L. 101-171, Sec. 1101-1102).


*{{CRS, article = Report for Congress: Agriculture: A Glossary of Terms, Programs, and Laws, 2005 Edition, url =, author= Jasper Womach Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Agricultural economics