USDA pegs Illinois No. 1 for soybeans, No. 2 for corn output
February 2, 2022
By DANIEL GRANT
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service final crop production estimates for 2021 confirm a bin-buster harvest.
Nationwide, soybean production totaled a record 4.44 billion bushels (up 5 percent from 2020) with an average yield of 51.4 bushels per acre (up 0.4 of a bushel). Corn production was estimated at 15.11 billion bushels (up 7 percent from 2020 and the second-largest on record) with a record yield of 177 bushels per acre.
In Illinois, soybean production totaled 672 million bushels with an average yield of 64 bushels per acre (up 4 from 2020). Both are...
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