ST. LOUIS — Planted area in corn in Illinois for 2022, at 10.70 million acres, is down 3 percent from 2021, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Heartland Regional Field Office. Harvested area for grain, at 10.45 million acres, is down 4 percent from last year.
Soybeans: Planted area, at 11.20 million acres, is up 6 percent from 2021. Harvested area, forecast at 11.10 million acres, is up 6 percent from the previous year.
Winter wheat: Planted area for 2022, estimated at 750,000 acres, up 12 percent from the previous year. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 720,000 acres, up 18 percent from previous year.
Hay: Harvested area of all hay is expected to total 520,000 acres, up 4 percent from 2021. This total includes 300,000 acres of alfalfa and 220,000 acres of all other hay.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service