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Illinois Corn and Soybean Yields on Track to Record Yields
Illinois Ag Connection - 09/13/2021

Illinois Corn: Planted area is estimated at 11.0 million acres, down 3 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 10.8 million acres, is down 3 percent from 2020. Based on September 1 conditions, the Illinois corn yield is forecast at a record 214 bushels per acre, up 22 bushels from 2020. Production is forecast at 2.31 billion bushels, up 8 percent from last year's production.

Illinois Soybeans: Planted area is estimated at 10.60 million acres, up 3 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 10.55 million acres, is up 3 percent from 2020. Based on September 1 conditions, the Illinois soybean yield is forecast at a record 64 bushels per acre, up 5 bushels from 2020. Production is forecast at a record 675 million bushels, up 12 percent from 2020.

Nationally, corn production for grain is forecast at 15 billion bushels, up two percent from 2020. The soybean crop will also be slightly higher for the year at 4.37 billion bushels.


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