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University of Illinois Extension serving Livingston, McLean and Woodford Counties

McLean County
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270
Email: uie-lmw@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 11:30-12:30 pm)

Livingston County
1412 S Locust
Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone: 815-842-1776
FAX: 815-842-6547
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

McLean County
UNITY Community Center
632 Orlando Avenue
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-862-4041
FAX: 309-663-8270
Hours: Monday - Friday 11am to 7:00 pm

Woodford County
109 East Eureka Avenue
Eureka, IL 61530
Phone: 309-467-3789
FAX: 309-467-6034
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Commercial Agriculture

Commercial Agriculture

McLean County Agriculture History & Facts

A Look at the Past 70 Years in McLean County Agriculture

1930 1959 1997
Number of farms 4,060 2,447 1,475
Average farm size(acres) 177 286 472
Average land/bldg value per farm $29,592 $147,468 $1,278,398
Average land/bldg value per acre $167 $518 $2657
Crop Acreages (harvested)
Corn 325,000 314,500 336,000
Soybeans 8,500 159,800 314,200
Oats 172,000 37,000 n/a
Wheat 23,900 24,200 2,200
Hay 36,940 36,400 6,600
Crop Yields
Corn 29 96 143
Soybeans 17 31 47.5
Oats 28 54 n/a
Wheat 19 43 70
Total Value of Production
Corn $4,985,000 $31,661,500 $150,290,000
Soybeans $ 166,100 $14,001,500 $111,557,000
Wheat $ 333,900 $ 1,276,500 $ 475,000
Oats $1,377,400 $ 1,156,800 n/a
Number of Farms with Livestock
Milk Cows 3,649 412 21
Beef Cows 383 1,637 243
Hogs 2,655 1,144 118
Sheep 601 539 46
Poultry 3,834 621 38

Sources: USDA Census of Agriculture and Illinois Agricultural Statistics