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THE U-S-D-A IS LOWERING THE CROP PRODUCTION FORECAST FOR ILLINOIS. 

 

CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER SAYS BASED ON CONDITIONS AS OF SEPTEMBER FIRST, THE ILLINOIS CORN YIELD IS 180 BUSHELS PER ACRE.

 

 

THE SOYBEAN YIELD IS FORECASTED TO HIT 53 BUSHELS PER ACRES, DOWN 12 FROM LAST YEAR. TOTAL PRODUCTION IS ESTIMATED AT 527 MILLION BUSHELS. THAT WOULD BE A 25 PERCENT DECREASE FROM LAST YEAR.

 

 

HARVEST IS EXPECTED TO GET STARTED LATER THIS FALL BECAUSE OF THE WET SPRING.

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