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Ag officials revise corn, soybean harvest outlook

Ag officials have lowered their estimates for this year’s corn crop.
In the U.S. Department of Agriculture Illinois Crop Report released Friday, officials said this year’s corn acreage is estimated at 10.9 million acres, up 4 percent from last year and the harvested area, forecast at 10.7 million acres, is up 5 percent from 2019.
Based on Sept. 1 conditions, however, the Illinois corn yield is forecast at 203 bushels per acre, down four bushels from last month but 22 bushels higher than in 2019.
Total production is forecast at 2.17 billion bushels, up 18 percent from last year’s production.
For soybeans, 10.40 million acres were planted this year, up 5 percent from last year. Harvested area is forecast at 10.35 million acres, also up 5 percent from 2019.
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