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Illinois Winter Wheat Seedings Up 11 Percent
Illinois Ag Connection - 01/14/2021

Winter wheat seeded area for harvest in 2021 is estimated at 630,000 acres, up 11 percent from 2020. That's according to the USDA's National Ag Statistics Service for Illinois.

U.S. winter wheat planted area for harvest in 2021 is estimated at 32.0 million acres, up 5 percent from 2020 and up 2 percent from 2019. This represents the fourth lowest United States acreage on record.

Seeding of the 2021 acreage was underway in early-September and was ahead of the 5-year average pace. Throughout the season, planting and emergence progress remained ahead of the 5-year average pace. Seeding was mostly complete by November 15, 2020.


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