Illinois a national leader in Agriculture Production in 2015

Throughout history Illinois has been a top state for agricultural production. Illinois, once again, was a top state in agricultural production in 2015.

Soybean production in Illinois continued to be excellent after matching a 2014 state record. At 56 bushels per acre, Illinois produced more than 544 million bushels of soybeans. A top commodity for its many uses, including soy sauce, soy milk and tofu, Illinois was the second largest soy bean-producing state only behind Iowa at 56.5 bushels per acre for a total output of 554 million bushels.

Illinois also continued to be a top producer of corn, trailing only Iowa. Illinois produced more than 2 billion bushels of corn in 2015 and accounted for nearly 15 percent of the nation’s total corn crop.

Illinois continues to be an agricultural driver for the region and the nation. Whether it is soybeans or corn, Illinois continues to be a top tier state in agricultural production.