Thursday, March 1, 2012

Top Corn, Soybean Producing Counties in Illinois

According to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the top corn and soybean producing counties in America are located in Illinois.

Iowa of course remains the top corn and soybean producing state in the United States.

As for corn production, La Salle County was the leading producer, with 60.166 million bushels harvested in 2011. For soybeans, McLean County, in Illinois was the top producer with 14.374 million bushels harvested.

The two counties are the largest in Illinois, helping to boost corn and soybean production, but cooperative weather in the area for 2011 was also a big factor in the good harvest.

Other Illinois counties outperformed the two larger counties on average, with Woodford County have an average yield of 186.5 bushels of corn an acre against La Salle County’s 177.3 bushels an acre., and Knox County produced 61.2 bushels of soybeans an acre against McLean’s 55.4 bushel average.

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