The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) announced Jan. 17 that Illinois produced the most soybeans in the nation once again in 2022. This is despite the slow start to the planting season due to cool and wet weather.
The 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois together raised 677.25 million bushels in total, an average yield of 63 bushels per acre. Soybean production has been down in Illinois as well as across the nation. Overall, the yields this year show soybean production as decreased from last year, but still the largest in the nation.
Illinois has maintained its place as the top state soybean producer since 2016 and has been within the top two spots on the list since 2000.