Illinois Crop Production – 2023 Summary

It’s not quite a bin-buster, but corn and soybeans finished pretty well for Illinois. (Facebook/IL Corn)


Corn: Planted area, at 11.20 million acres, is up 4 percent from 2022. Corn for grain was harvested on 11.05 million acres, up 4 percent from the previous year. The corn yield is estimated at 206 bushels per acre, down 8 bushels from 2022. Production is estimated at 2.28 billion bushels, up slightly from last year. 

Soybeans: Planted area, at 10.35 million acres, down 4 percent from 2022. Harvested area, at 10.30 million acres, is down 4 percent from the previous year. The soybean yield is estimated at 63 bushels per acre, the same as 2022. Production is estimated at 649 million bushels, down 4 percent from the previous year. 

Winter wheat: Harvested area in 2023 is estimated at 780,000 acres, up 39 percent from the previous year. The winter wheat yield is estimated at 87 bushels per acre, up 8 bushels per acre from 2022. Production is estimated at 67.9 million bushels, up 53 percent from the previous year. 

Oats: Harvested area in 2023, at 17,000 acres, is up 7,000 acres from the previous year. The oat yield is estimated at 90 bushels per acre, up 7 bushels per acre from 2022. Production is estimated at 1.53 million bushels, up 84 percent from the previous year. 

All hay: Harvested area, at 410,000 acres, is down 16 percent from 2022. The all hay yield is estimated at 2.85 tons per acre, down 0.04 ton from the previous year. Production is estimated at 1.17 million tons, 17 percent below 2022.

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