Corn production as of October 1st in Illinois was estimated to be 98 bushels per acre, down 12 bushels from the September forecast, according to a release Thursday from the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Production would be 1.22 billion bushels, 38 percent less than last year's crop. Meantime, the October 1st forecast yield for soybeans in Illinois was estimated at 39 bushels per acre, 2 bushels above the September first forecast. Production is expected to total 343.2 million bushels, down 19 percent from last year.
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