Decatur – Crop yields across central Illinois were substantially higher than the state average in 2015. The strong yields came despite early rains that slowed planting.
The National Ag Statistics Office reports corn yields statewide averaged 175 bushels per acre.
Piatt County led the state with yields averaging 220.5 bushels an acre. Stark sat at 210.9. Followed by Douglas 209.1, DeWitt 207.8 and Macon yielding 207.5.
Soybean production statewide averaged 56 bushels an acre.
Piatt County also led in soybean yields with 73.1 bushels an acre. Macon County came in second with 67.4 bushels. Followed by Douglas 67, Moultrie 64.8, and McLean at 64.6.
Great yields coming off record crop production the previous year.
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