Posted 3/26/2020 06:14 (#8139476 - in reply to #8138660) Subject: RE: More beans instead of corn
Guaranteed by who?
I don't know about Iowa, but in NE IL it is possible to grow 70 bu beans. But, 5 year whole farm averages will probably be 60 or less. I'm not speaking for everyone, just talking locally (NE IL).
Following is from IL Soybean Assn. They say 54 bu/A in IL:
ILLINOIS AGAIN LEADS NATION IN SOYBEAN PRODUCTION IN 2019
01.10.20 Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Illinois Again Leads Nation in Soybean Production in 2019
BLOOMINGTON, ILL – January 10, 2020 – Illinois continues to top the annual crop production report estimate for soybean production, according to 2019 USDA estimates. Despite a tough growing season for most of the Midwest, Illinois farmers consistently produced strong soybean yields, all while remaining committed to stewardship and efficient crop management.
Illinois soybean farmers raised 532.4 million bushels of soybeans in 2019 on 9.86 million harvested acres with an average yield of 54 bushels per acre. Iowa ranked second in production with 501.6 million bushels raised on 9.120 million acres.