Illinois counties secure top national ranks in 2022 corn and soybean production

Illinois is home to the top corn and soybean producing counties in the US for the 2022 season according to new data from the USDA.


McClean County secured the top spot in the nation for corn production with nearly 71 million bushels. Iroquois, Livingston, LaSalle and Champaign counties ranked 2nd through 5th in corn production nationally.

Stark County had the highest average yield in Illinois at 240.6 bushels per acre, followed by Woodford and Ogle counties.


McClean County was the top soybean producing county in the US for 2022 at 21.2 million bushels. Iroquois, Champaign, Livingston and LaSalle counties also ranked in the top ten for soybean production.

The top 11 counties for soybean yields in the US are also in Illinois. Piatt County secured the top spot with 74.2 bushels per acre. Macon, Sangamon, Scott and Logan counties finished in the top five with average yields of 71 bpa or higher. Tazewell, Stark, Morgan, Christian, Champaign and Woodford counties rounded out the top 11 nationally.

Click here to view USDA’s full list of county corn and soybean production estimates for 2022.

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