Illinois corn set a record in 2022

USDA’s Mark Schleusener says the state is number two for corn, behind Iowa. (Photo by Andy Melton/flickr)

By Dave Dahl

SPRINGFIELD – 2022 was a very good year for Illinois crops, so says the USDA. From its National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mark Schleusener says Illinois is Number One for soybeans, 63 bushels per acre.

“NASS estimates the 2022 corn yield to be 214 bushels per acre. That is down one bushel from the November forecast but up twelve bushels from last year’s average yield of 202,” Schleusener said. “And that 214 bushels per acre is the highest corn yield on record for Illinois.”

And the state is Number Two for corn, behind Iowa.

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