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ISA: Illinois tops U.S. soybean production for 2023

PT Editor — David Strickland

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois farmers once again led the nation in total soybean production for the 2023 growing season, the Illinois Soybean Association announces.

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates Illinois soybean farmers raised 648.9 million bushels on 10.3 million acres. Compared to 2022, total acreage and yield estimates were both down 4 percent in Illinois. Average soybean yields remained the same in 2023 at 63 bushels per acre.

“I would like to congratulate my fellow 43,000 soybean farmers on another successful growing season. Despite challenges such as heavy, early season rains in some. . .

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