USDA November yield numbers have been released

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service has released its November crop yield forecast.(Facebook/IL Corn)

By Dave Dahl

(USDA) – The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service has released its November crop yield forecast.

Corn: Planted area is estimated at 10.8 million acres, down 2 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 10.55 million acres, is down 3 percent from 2021. Based on November 1 conditions, the Illinois corn yield is forecast at a record 215 bushels per acre, up 13 bushels from 2021. Production is forecast at 2.27 billion bushels, up 3 percent from last year’s production. 

Soybeans: Planted area is estimated at 10.8 million acres, up 2 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 10.7 million acres, is up 2 percent from 2021. Based on November 1 conditions, the Illinois soybean yield is forecast at 64 bushels per acre, down 1 bushel per acre from last year. Production is forecast at 685 million bushels, up less than 1 percent from 2021.

Dave Dahl can be reached at news@wjbc.com.

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