The September Crop Production Report was released Thursday and based on the latest conditions, Illinois' corn crop is expected to yield 165 bushels per acre, unchanged from the August report. Ears per acre at 29,900 is the highest ear count on record. Production of corn for grain would be 1.96 billion bushels, 53 peercent more than was produced in 2012. Soybean production in Illinois is forecast at 430 million bushels, down two percent from August but up 12 percent from last year.
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