Illinois USDA planting info


Illinois corn growers intend to plant 10.9 million acres in 2021, down 4 percent from 2020, according to Illinois prospective planting information released by USDA.


Soybean planted area is expected to total 10.7 million acres, up 4 percent from the previous year. Winter wheat area seeded last fall is estimated at 700,000 acres, up 23 percent from the previous year.


Area planted to oats is expected to total 60,000 acres, unchanged from 2020. Producers intend to harvest 450,000 acres of all hay in 2021, down 8 percent from last year.


USDA reports Illinois corn stocks in all positions on March 1, 2021 totaled 1.23 billion bushels, up 1 percent from March 1, 2020. On-farm stocks totaled 530 million bushels, while off-farm stocks totaled 703 million bushels.

The December 2020 - February 2021 indicated disappearance is 616 million bushels. Soybean stocks for Illinois in all positions on March 1, 2021 totaled 240 million bushels, down 38 percent from March 1, 2020. On-farm stocks totaled 90.0 million bushels, while off-farm stocks totaled 150 million bushels. The December 2020 - February 2021 indicated disappearance is 298 million bushels.


All wheat stocks in the state for all positions on March 1, 2021 totaled 17.4 million bushels, up 15 percent from March 1, 2020. On-farm stocks totaled 0.350 million bushels, while off-farm stocks totaled 17.1 million bushels. The December 2020 - February 2021 indicated disappearance is 5.85 million bushels.

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