corn yields

Different amount of Rainfall key factor.
3:01 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Drought Hit Western IL Crops Unevenly

Credit ag.purdue.edu

Recently released numbers by the USDA show that the drought affected crop yields last hear differently across Western Illinois.

Corn yields in McDonough and Mason counties were down thirty bushels per acre from last year.  Adams and Pike County were down 60 bushels while Mercer County was actually up twenty.

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Worse on Corn than Soybeans
2:38 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

How Bad was the Drought for IL Farmers in 2012?

Drought Damaged Soybeans in 2012
Credit ag.purdue.edu

It was fairly obvious  that the drought hit farmers hard this year, but how hard?
For Illinois, both corn and soybean yield were below expectations for 2012.  But Angie Peltier with the Monmouth office of University of Illinois Extension says soybeans fared much better than corn.

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