Agriculture

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Acreage, Yield, and Production of Major Crops: Champaign County

Crop200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Corn
Acres Harvested290,600278,100316,000282,500299,000290,000302,000288,000283,500277,000281,000284,500
Yield (Bushels/Acre)164180188176190169.5164.1108.9168.1216.5189.4210.2
Production (Bushels)47,658,40050,058,00059,408,00049,720,00056,810,00049,160,00049,572,00031,377,00047,650,00059,959,00053,210,00059,810,000
Soybeans
Acres Harvested239,900244,900214,900238,000223,000244,500227,000242,500244,500255,000250,500245,500
Yield (Bushels/Acre)545555505656.251.647.153.663.86467.7
Production (Bushels)12,954,60013,469,50011,819,50011,900,00012,488,00013,737,00011,722,00011,430,00013,116,00016,267,00016,036,00016,612,000

Sources: United States Department of Agriculture; National Agriculture Statistics Survey; Heartland Regional Field Office; Illinois Field Office; Illinois Corn County Estimates 2005-2016, https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Illinois/Publications/County_Estimates/ and https://quickstats.nass.usda.gov/ (Retrieved 6 March 2017). United States Department of Agriculture; National Agriculture Statistics Survey; Heartland Regional Field Office; Illinois Field Office; Illinois Soybean County Estimates 2005-2016, https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Illinois/Publications/County_Estimates/ and https://quickstats.nass.usda.gov/ (Retrieved 6 March 2017).

 

Number, Acreage, and Size of Farms: Illinois and Champaign County

 198719921997200220072012
Champaign County
Number of Farms1,9971,4521,3711,2851,3891,312
Land in Farms (acres)614,544571,807567,697577,066550,481616,493
Average Farm Size308394414449401470
Illinois
Number of Farms104,69088,78673,05173,02776,86075,087
Land in Farms (acres)29,472,47328,526,66427,204,78027,310,83326,775,10026,937,721
Average Farm Size282321372374348359

Source: United States Department of Agriculture; National Agricultural Statistics Service; 1987 Census of Agriculture, 1992 Census of Agriculture, 1997 Census of Agriculture, 2002 Census of Agriculture, 2007 Census of Agriculture, 2012 Census of Agriculture.