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Crop Coverage Numbers Released

Crop Coverage Numbers Released

 

According to the Department of Agriculture there are 11.2 million acres of corn planted this season, which is down one percent from last year.

Based on August 1st conditions; the Illinois corn yield is forecast at a record 214 bushels per acre, up 22 bushels from 2020. Production is forecast at a record 2.35 billion bushels, up ten percent from last year’s production.

 

Soybeans planted cover 10.7 million acres, up four percent from last years.

The Illinois soybean yield is forecast at a record 64 bushels per acre, up five bushels from 2020. Production is forecast at a record 682 million bushels up 13 percent from last year.

 

Locally, the farm bureau has planned the annual crop tour for later this month, which will estimate the local yields of corn and beans.

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