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[March 26, 2012]  The Crop Reporting Service of the USDA released 2011 yields by county on Feb. 23. The state average corn 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 corn yield increased significantly from the 2010 yield of 155.7. The record yield for Logan County is the 197-bushel-per-acre yield achieved in 2007. This makes the 10-year corn average 174.71 bushels per acre. The 10-year averages for Sangamon and Menard
counties were 177.32 and 173.90 respectively.

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 soybean 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.

Information on crop yields in all counties is available from the source files at the National
Agricultural Statistics Service at

[John Fulton]

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This is one of the articles you will find in our special Spring 2012 Farm Outlook Magazine.

The magazine is online now. Click here to view all the articles, which include:

Introduction by John Fulton
Weather: The biggest variable
2011 crop yields
Productivity: Corn-on-corn
Alternative income
Protecting your income with insurance
The value of land conservation
Property taxes on farmland
Land value in Logan County
Increasing yield with aerial application
The importance of Ag Scholarships

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