The USDA released its official report on Thursday. It shows the West Southwest District totaled 1,784,000 all-purpose acres for corn. The acreage was 1,727,000 when factoring in what was harvested for grain. 171,132,000 bushels were produced, averaging out to 99.1 per acre.
Specifically, Morgan County had 158,500 all-purpose acres, Greene County had 126,000, Cass County had 92,000, and Scott County had 62,500.
All four counties produced triple-digit yields. Scott County yielded 117.3 bushels per acre, followed by Cass at 113.2, Morgan at 112.4 and Greene at 103.4. Morgan produced the most corn harvested for grain at 17,366,000, followed by Greene at 12,612,000, Cass at 10,248,000, and Scott County at 7,157,000.
The district totaled 1,178,000 acres for soybeans that were harvested for grain, The yield was 45 bushels per acre. Production totaled 53,051,000 acres. All-purpose acreage was 1.19-million.
Greene County was the yield leader in the four-county area with 48.4 bushels per acre harvested for grain. Morgan followed with 46.4, Scott with 43.5, and Cass County with 39.5 bushels per acre.
Morgan County narrowly edged out Greene in total bushels produced with 4,582,000. Greene produced 4,371,000. Cass County produced 1,929,000, while Scott produced 1,774,000.
Mercer County led the way in bushels per acre for corn with a yield of 180.1. Bureau County produced 44,430,000 bushels, while Iroquois County was the leader in acres harvested with 361,000.
For soybeans, McLean County was the top acres-harvested county with 281,000. Carroll County yielded 59 bushels per acre, while McLean County produced 14,701,000 bushels.