ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Illinois winter wheat seeded area for harvest in 2022 is estimated at 730,000 acres, up 9 percent from 2021, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Heartland Regional Field Office.
U.S. winter wheat planted area for harvest in 2022 is estimated at 34.4 million acres, up 2 percent from 2021 and up 13 percent from 2020. Seeding of the 2022 acreage was underway in early-September and began the month ahead of the 5-year average pace. Throughout the much of the season, planting progressed on pace with the 5-year average and reached 96 percent complete by November 21. Emergence was near or lagged slightly behind the 5-year average pace for most of the season.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service