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2014 county yields

County yields for northern Illinois

Posted by Russel Higgins -

The county yields are in! 2014 corn yields in northern Illinois were slightly lower than those harvested in central Illinois counties.  The Northeast reporting region was led by Grundy County with a 205.1 bushel yield.  LaSalle, DeKalb and Boone Counties all averaged between 190 and 200 bushels per acre.

The Northwest reporting region was topped by Carrol County at 196.1 bushels per acre, followed closely by Bureau, Putnam, Henry, Mercer, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties all over 190 bushel per acre.

Corn and soybean county yield data can be accessed at the NASS website.

With county yields data, those comparing ARC County versus PLC in the 2014 Farm Bill can get a more accurate look at expected 2014 payments. For some counties the very good yields will likely reduce their ARC County payments unless the market year annual (MYA) price drops. For example, the 205 bushel yield in Grundy County with a $3.40 MYA price will net an ARC payment of $29 versus a PLC payment $33. As the cold weather continues to grip northern Illinois, farmers may want to spend some additional time with the ARC-CO PLC comparison tool which is downloadable from the farmdoc Farm Bill Toolbox to compare scenarios for the extent of this Farm Bill.


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