One of the purposes of the 1954 corn acreage allotments was to reduce the total corn yield. And the total corn yield was reduced. Total figures,however, don't tell the full story. Here's what happened on 204 Iowa farms.
Beneke, Raymond R. and Howell, H. B.
"How Do Farmers React to Corn Acreage Allotments?,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 10
, Article 3.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol10/iss4/3