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Illinois Leads the Nation for Corn & Soybean Production in 2022


The USDA National Agriculture Statistic Service (NASS) released county estimates for 2022 corn and soybean production, with Illinois counties holding the top spot for production in both crops.

Illinois’ hold as the number one producer of soybeans in the United States remains solid, with the top eleven counties for soybean yield in 2022 located in the Land of Lincoln.  The top spot in soybean yield per acre was Piatt County, followed by Macon, Sangamon, Scott, Logan, Tazewell, Stark, Morgan, Christian, Champaign, and Woodford Counties.

Illinois had the top five counties in the country for total corn production. McLean County led the nation in corn production. Iroquois, Livingston, LaSalle, and Champaign Counties, ranked two through five respectively.

Illinois Department of Agriculture March 20, 2023 News Release link.