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Illinois Row Crop Yields Up from 2020
Illinois Ag Connection - 01/13/2022

Corn: Planted area in Illinois, at 11.0 million acres, is down 3 percent from 2020. Corn for grain was harvested on 10.85 million acres, down 2 percent from the previous year. The corn yield is estimated at 202 bushels per acre, up 11 bushels from 2020. Production is estimated at 2.19 billion bushels, up 3 percent from last year.

Soybeans: Planted area, at 10.60 million acres, up 3 percent from 2020. Harvested area, at 10.51 million acres, is up 3 percent from the previous year. The soybean yield is estimated at 64 bushels per acre, up 4 bushels from 2020. Production is estimated at 672.6 million bushels, up 9 percent from the previous year.

Winter wheat: Harvested area in 2021 is estimated at 610,000 acres, up 17 percent from the previous year. The winter wheat yield is estimated at 79 bushels per acre, up 11 bushels from 2020. Production is estimated at 48.2 million bushels, up 36 percent from the previous year.

Oats: Harvested area in 2021, at 15,000 acres, is unchanged from the previous year. The oat yield is estimated at 83 bushels per acre, up 25 bushels from 2020. Production is estimated at 1.25 million bushels, up 43 percent from the previous year.

All hay: Harvested area, at 500,000 acres, is up 2 percent from 2020. The all hay yield is estimated at 3.14 tons per acre, up 0.12 ton from the previous year. Production is estimated at 1.57 million tons, 6 percent above 2020.


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