Yield estimates trimmed by USDA
In Tuesday’s USDA report, the government lowered corn and soybean yield estimates from last month but the numbers are higher than the previous year.
USDA has the national corn yield average at 173.8 bushels per acre on corn and 50.1 bushels per acre for beans. The Illinois projections include 61 bushels on soybeans and 198 for corn.
Production is higher, according to the report information.
Here is the Illinois Crop Production summary:
Corn: Planted area is estimated at 11.2 million acres, up 4 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 11.0 million acres, is up 4 percent from 2022. Based on September 1 conditions, the Illinois corn yield is forecast at 198 bushels per acre, down 16 bushels from 2022. Production is forecast at 2.18 billion bushels, down 4 percent from last year’s production.
Soybeans: Planted area is estimated at 10.35 million acres, down 4 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 10.3 million acres, is down 4 percent from 2022. Based on September 1 conditions, the Illinois soybean yield is forecast at 61 bushels per acre, down 2 bushels per acre from last year. Production is forecast at 628 million bushels, down 7 percent from 2022.