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Most 2020 Illinois Harvests Up from 2019 Levels
Illinois Ag Connection - 01/13/2021

Corn: Planted area, at 11.3 million acres, is up 8 percent from 2019 in Illinois. Corn for grain was harvested on 11.1 million acres, up 9 percent from the previous year. The corn yield is estimated at 192 bushels per acre, up 11 bushels from 2019. Production is estimated at 2.13 billion bushels, up 15 percent from last year.

Soybeans: Planted area, at 10.30 million acres, up 4 percent from 2019 in Illinois. Harvested area, at 10.25 million acres, is up 4 percent from the previous year. The soybean yield is estimated at 59 bushels per acre, up 5 bushels from 2019. Production is estimated at 605 million bushels, up 14 percent from the previous year.

Winter wheat: Harvested area in 2020 is estimated at 520,000 acres, down 5 percent from the previous year. The winter wheat yield is estimated at 68 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from 2019. Production is estimated at 35.4 million bushels, down 4 percent from the previous year.

Oats: Harvested area in 2020, at 15,000 acres, is up 5,000 acres from the previous year. The oat yield is estimated at 58 bushels per acre, down 7 bushels from 2019. Production is estimated at 870,000 bushels, up 34 percent from the previous year.

All hay: Harvested area, at 490,000 acres, is up 17 percent from 2019. The all hay yield is estimated at 3.02 tons per acre, up 0.31 ton from the previous year. Production is estimated at 1.48 million tons, 30 percent above 2019.


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