Friday, March 4, 2011

Illinois Corn Production Led by McLean County

Combined with Iowa, Illinois accounts for about a third of all corn produced in America, and in illinois, McLean country was the top producer for 2010.

Farmers in the central Illinois county produced a total of 60.5 million bushels of corn last year.

According to National Agricultural Statistics Services, the production came form 357,000 acres, with average production coming in at $169.5 bushels an acre.

Behind McLean county in Illinois was LaSalle Country, which produced 54.3 million bushels on 333,000 acres.

McLean also led Illinois in soybean production, reaching 15.8 million bushels from 270,000 acres.

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