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Illinois Soybean Crop Projected at Record Production
Illinois Ag Connection - 11/10/2017

Corn: Planted area is estimated at 11.20 million acres, down 3 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 11.05 million acres, is down 3 percent from 2016. Based on November 1 conditions, the Illinois corn yield is forecast at 198 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels from the previous forecast and up 1 bushel from 2016. Production is forecast at 2.19 billion bushels, down 3 percent from last year's production. If realized, this would be the second highest yield on record.

Soybeans: Planted area is estimated at 10.60 million acres, up 5 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 10.54 million acres, is up 5 percent from 2016. Based on November 1 conditions, the Illinois soybean yield is forecast at 58 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from the previous forecast but down 1 bushel from 2016. Production is forecast at 611 million bushels, up 3 percent from 2016 and the highest production level on record for Illinois.

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