Skip to main content
Farm Coach

USDA released 2022 corn and soybean yields by Illinois county

combine harvesting soybeans

USDA has released estimated Corn Yields by county average for 2022.  Stark County led with the highest average yield per acre(ac) at 240.6 bushels (bu) per acre.  Tazewell County came in 9th in the state at 229.9 bushels per acre.

Local County Corn Yields:

  • Tazewell                      229.9 bu/ac     up 25.1 bu/ac from 2021
  • Peoria                          224.5 bu/ac     up   9.5 bu/ac from 2021
  • Mason                         219.9 bu/ac     up  22.5 bu/ac from 2021
  • Fulton                          212.5 bu/ac     up  19.4 bu/ac from 2021

USDA has released estimated Soybean Yields by county average for 2022.  Piatt County led with the highest average yield per acre at 74.2 bushels per acre.  Tazewell County came in 6th in the state at 71.0 bushels per acre.

Local County Soybean Yields:

Tazewell                      71.0 bu/ac        up  1.6 bu/ac from 2021

Peoria                          64.0 bu/ac       up  5.7 bu/ac from 2021

Mason                         62.6 bu/ac        down 1.3 bu/ac from 2021

Fulton                          62.5 bu/ac       down 1.9 bu/ac from 2021


Source:  USDA February 24, 2023

              USDA February 23, 2022


Kevin Brooks is the Farm Business Management and Marketing Educator for Fulton, Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell counties. He  grew up on a corn and hog farm in Iowa. He received his bachelor of science degree in agriculture business from Truman State University and his master of science degree from University of Missouri in agriculture education.

Kevin is licensed in Illinois as a real estate broker with harVestco LLC in Champaign, IL.   He has professionally managed and consulted on over 25,000 acres of farmland and marketed grain for farm management customers as a professional farm management and trust officer.  Kevin has taught Farm Management, Agri Business Management, Crop Science, Crop Production, Soil Science, Pesticide Application, Grain Marketing, and General Horticulture at the college level.

Kevin holds agriculture teaching certifications in Illinois and Missouri.  He is also a commercially licensed UAS (drone) pilot holding an FAA Part 107 license.  He has worked in agricultural input sales (farm chemicals and seed) and is trained in agronomy through Purdue University and Iowa State University. Early in his career he worked for USDA, as a Farm Management Specialist, working primarily on farm loan analysis.


Farm Coach helps farmers and landowners navigate the rapidly changing farm management environment of today's world.