Crop Production Report released
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Field Office of NASS released the USDA’s November Crop Production Report Nov. 9.
As of Nov. 1, the Illinois corn for grain yield for 2012 was estimated at 101 bushels per acre, up three bushels from the Oct. 1 forecast. At this level, total production for the state would reach 1.25 billion bushels, 64 percent of the 2011 production. Harvest of the crop was 94 percent complete by Oct. 28 compared to 86 percent in 2011 and 69 percent for the five-year average.
As of Nov. 1, the estimated yield for the soybean crop in Illinois was 43 bushels per acre, up four bushels from the October forecast. Production was expected to reach 378 million bushels, approximately 11 percent below 2011 production. As of Oct. 28, 87 percent of the crop had been harvested, compared to 80 percent last year and 80 percent for the five-year average.
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