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Aug. 11 Illinois Crop Production


USDA on Friday released Illinois crop production information.


Corn: Planted area is estimated at 11.5 million acres, up 6 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 11.3 million acres, is up 7 percent from 2022. Based on August 1 conditions, the Illinois corn yield is forecast at 201 bushels per acre, down 13 bushels from 2022. Production is forecast at 2.27 billion bushels, up less than 1 percent from last year’s production.


Soybeans: Planted area is estimated at 10.0 million acres, down 7 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 9.95 million acres, is down 7 percent from 2022. Based on August 1 conditions, the Illinois soybean yield is forecast at 62 bushels per acre, down 1 bushel per acre from last year. Production is forecast at a 617 million bushels, down 9 percent from 2022.


Winter Wheat: Harvested area in 2023 is forecast at 780,000 acres, up 39 percent from the previous year. The winter wheat yield is forecast at 84 bushels per acre, up 5 bushels from 2022. Production is forecast at 65.5 million bushels, up 48 percent from last year.


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