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Crop History

wheatCROPS: RECORD HIGHS FOR ILLINOIS THROUGH 1997

CROPS YEAR OF RECORD RECORD HIGH
CORN:
Yield Per Acre 1994 156 bu.
Production (thous.) 1994 1,786,200 bu.
SOYBEANS:
Yield Per Acre 1994 45.5 bu.
Production (thous.) 1994 429,065 bu.
WHEAT:
Yield Per Acre 1997 61 bu.
Production (thous.) 1989 105,020 bu.
GRAIN SORGHUM:
Yield Per Acre 1992 103 bu.
Production (thous.) 1985 36,190 bu.
OATS:
Yield Per Acre 1989 80 bu.
Production (thous.) 1917 207,000 bu.
ALL HAY:
Yield Per Acre 1990 3.7 tons
Production (thous.) 1956 5,065 tons

 


ILLINOIS CROP PRODUCTION

Year Acres planted for all purposes Acres harvested for grain Yield per harv acre Production
Thousands Bushels Thous. Bu.
CORN
1950 8,352 8,008 51 408,408
1960 10,425 9,985 68 678,980
1970 10,310 9,940 74 735,560
1980 11,700 11,440 93 1,063,920
1990 10,600 10,400 127 1,320,800
1997 11,200 11,050 129 1,425,450
SOYBEANS
1950 NA 3,989 24.0 95,736
1960 5,013 4,973 26.0 129,298
1970 6,848 6,800 31.0 210,800
1980 9,400 9,350 33.5 313,225
1990 9,200 9,100 39.0 354,900
1997 10,000 9,950 43.0 427,850
WHEAT
1950 1,562 1,417 19.5 27,632
1960 1,617 1,577 29.0 45,733
1970 1,075 1,030 37.0 38,110
1980 1,600 1,570 49.0 76,930
1990 2,050 1,850 48.0 88,800
1997 1,200 1,150 61.0 70,150
SORGHUM, GRAIN
1950 5 0 0 0
1960 19 14 50 700
1970 30 20 56 1,120
1980 100 83 59 4,897
1990 210 195 75 14,625
1997 160 155 91 14,105
OATS
1950 3,842 3,796 41 155,636
1960 1,912 1,867 51 95,217
1970 935 612 56 34,272
1980 280 230 61 14,030
1990 600 170 68 11,560
1997 100 75 74 5,550
ALL HAY
Tons Thous. tons
1950 NA 2,840 1.64 4,648
1960 NA 2,171 2.16 4,682
1970 NA 1,230 2.69 3,303
1980 NA 1,160 3.07 3,558
1990 NA 900 3.72 3,348
1997 NA 1,020 3.29 3,354

NA–Not available

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