2017 US Corn Belt Crop Tour

 

Illinois

About Illinois
72,200
Number of farms
370 acres
Average size of an Illinois farm
26,700,000 acres
Land in Illinois farms
7,600
Miles a train of box cars stretches, when filled with Illinois' yearly corn output (from Illinois to Hong Kong)
1st
Illinois leads the US in the production of pumpkins and horseradish
156
Number of people each Illinois farmer feeds
11,300,000 acres
Corn acres in 2017, -2.59% vs. 2016

197 bu/acre
Corn yield in 2016, +22.0 bu/acre vs. 2015
10,200,000 acres
Soybean acres in 2017, +0.99% vs. 2016

59 bu/acre
Soybean yield in 2016, +3.0 bu/acre vs. 2015
480,000 acres
Winter Wheat acres in 2017, -7.69% vs. 2016

74 bu/acre 
Wheat yield in 2016, +9.2 bu/acre vs. 2015

 

2017 US Corn Belt Tour