Farmers Say Corn, Bean Yields Good, Considering Weather

(Springfield, IL) — Even though it’s been a turbulent weather year for Illinois farmers, the state’s two money crops, corn and soybeans, have done well. Corn yields are averaging a little more than 170 bushels per acre, down from two-hundred last year, but more than the three-year average of 163-bushels. A wet spring meant a slow start for soybeans, but first crop yields are running near 65-bushels per acre, more than was forecast. Double crop bean production is expected to be down because of the wettest June on record.