August crop production for Illinois


A Livingston County soybean field is shown Thursday afternoon / CIFN photo.

USDA released information on Illinois Crop Production as part of its August crop report on Friday.


Corn: Planted area is estimated at 10.7 million acres, down 3 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 10.45 million acres, is down 4 percent from 2021. Based on August 1 conditions, the Illinois corn yield is forecast at 203 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from 2021. Production is forecast at 2.12 billion bushels, down 3 percent from last year’s production.


Soybeans: Planted area is estimated at 11.2 million acres, up 6 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 11.1 million acres, is up 6 percent from 2021. Based on August 1 conditions, the Illinois soybean yield is forecast at a record 66 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels from 2022. Production is forecast at a record 733 million bushels, up 9 percent from 2021.


Winter Wheat: Harvested area in 2022 is forecast at 720,000 acres, up 18 percent from the previous year. The winter wheat yield is forecast at 79 bushels per acre, unchanged from 2021. Production is forecast at 56.9 million bushels, up 18 percent from last year.

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