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2011 County Crop Yields Released

Posted by John Fulton -

The Crop Reporting Service of the USDA just released 2011 yields by county on February 23. The state average yield was 157 bushels per acre. Logan County averaged 173.4, Sangamon 165.7, DeWitt 177.6, Macon 153.2, Mason 142.7, Tazewell 172.7, and McLean 159.6.

The top counties in the state were Woodford at 186.5, DeKalb at 183.8, Carroll at 183.3, Stephenson at 181.6, and Stark at 181.2. The top producing county for total production was LaSalle County with 60,116,000 bushels of corn produced.

The Logan County yield increased significantly from the 2010 yield of 155.7. The record yield for Logan County is 197 bushel per acre yield achieved in 2007. This makes the 10 year corn average 174.71 bushels per acre. 10 year averages for Sangamon and Menard Counties were 177.32 and 173.90 respectively. Information on all counties is available from the source files at the National Ag Statistics Service at http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Illinois/Publications/County_Estimates/2011main.htm

For soybeans, the state average yield was 47.0 bushels per acre. Logan County averaged 54.6, Sangamon 55.5, DeWitt 55.4, Macon 46.2, Mason 43.8, Tazewell 56.7, and McLean 55.4.

The top counties in the state were Carroll County with 63.1, Knox with 61.2, Jo Daviess at 60.3, Henry with 60.0, and Woodford at 59.9.

The top producing county for total production remained McLean County with 14,374,000 bushels of production.

The Logan County yield of 55.5 was off the record of 57.6 established in 2010. Ten year averages were Logan with 51.72, Sangamon at 53.69, and Menard with 48.79.

County

Corn

Soybeans

Logan

173.4

54.6

Sangamon

165.7

55.5

Menard

169.4

50.7

Mason

142.7

43.8

Tazewell

172.7

56.7

McLean

159.6

55.4

DeWitt

177.6

55.4

Macon

153.2

46.2

(State Average)

157

47.0



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