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2015 Crop Yields Released

Posted by John Fulton -

The National Ag Statistics Office has released 2015 corn and soybean yields by county on February 18. The state average corn yield was 175 bushels per acre, compared to the 200 bushel average of the 2014 season. The 2015 yield averages were Logan with 172.8 bushels per acre, Menard with 188.2, and Sangamon with 183.5. By comparison, last year Logan County averaged 230.8 bushels per acre and Sangamon County averaged 226.8. Menard County had an average yield of 222.7. The 2014 yields were records for all three counties.

Top corn yield counties were Piatt with 220.5 bushels per acre average, Stark at 210.9, Douglas 209.1, DeWitt at 207.8, and Macon yielding 207.5. McLean had the top county production for corn with 63,148,000 bushels for the county. Production in Logan County was 33,602,000, Menard had 15,056,000 bushels, and Sangamon had 41,844,000 bushels produced.

The new 10 year average yields are 177.13 for Logan and 180.6 for Sangamon. Menard County won't have a history for a while, as they didn't have enough respondents to the 2013 survey. This led to Menard County yields being combined with other counties with a similar situation.

The state soybean average yield was 56 bushels to the acre, equaling the 2014 state yield average. Top counties were Piatt at 73.1, Macon yielding 67.4 bushels per acre, Douglas at 67, Moultrie with 64.8, and McLean with 64.6. Logan County has an average yield of 56.6, compared to last year's record of 63.7. Menard County was 60 bushel average, compared to last year's record of 60.2. The Sangamon County yield was 60.7, also shy of the 2014 record yield of 63. Logan County production was 7,955,000 bushels, Sangamon County had production of 9,185,000, and Menard had 3,680,000 bushels produced. McLean County again led the state in production with 19,341,000 bushels. The new 10 year average yield for soybeans is 53.92 in Logan County and 56.02 in Sangamon County.

Charts showing corn and soybean 10 yield averages for Logan and Sangamon Counties follow.

Year

Logan

Sangamon

2015

172.8

183.5

2014

230.8

226.8

2013

198.1

198.2

2012

96.5

131.3

2011

173.4

165.7

2010

155.7

154.5

2009

188

189

2008

188

184

2007

197

199

2006

171

174

10 year average

177.13

180.6

Year

Logan

Sangamon

2015

56.6

60.7

2014

63.7

63.3

2013

56.4

55.8

2012

47.3

49.5

2011

54.6

55.5

2010

57.6

60.4

2009

51

53

2008

50

57

2007

50

51

2006

52

54

10 year average

53.92

56.02

For a map of 2015 Illinois soybean yields by county, here is the linK:

http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/eb108/entry_11038/

For a map of 2015 Illinois corn yields by county, here is the link:

http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/eb108/entry_11037/

For a full listing of reported counties, you may visit the website at:

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Illinois/Publications/County_Estimates/

Select the crop you would like to see county level information for.



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