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Illinois Corn Acres Down, Soybeans Up
Illinois Ag Connection - 11/09/2018

Corn: Planted area is estimated at 11.00 million acres, down 2 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 10.85 million acres, is down 1 percent from 2017. Based on November 1 conditions, the Illinois corn yield is forecast at a record 210 bushels per acre, down 2 bushels from last month but up 9 bushels from 2017. Production is forecast at 2.28 billion bushels, up 4 percent from last year's production. If realized, this would be the third highest production on record.

Soybeans: Planted area is estimated at 10.8 million acres, up 2 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 10.75 million acres, is up 2 percent from 2017. Based on November 1 conditions, the Illinois soybean yield is forecast at a record high 64 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels from 2017. Production is forecast at 688 million bushels, up 12 percent from 2017 and the highest production level on record for Illinois.

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