A Snapshot of Area Agriculture

Description: According to the Census of Agriculture, 2002 and the Illinois Agricultural Statistics Service, 2004 here are the acreage profiles for Champaign and its surrounding counties:

Champaign County

  • Land in Farms: 577,066 acres
  • Average production expenses per farm: $86,251
  • Average net cash income per farm: $51,871
  • 1-49 acres: 275 farms
  • 50-499 acres: 598 farms
  • 500 or more acres: 412 farms
  • Corn: 292,300 acres, 52.9 million bushels, 181 bushels per acre
  • Soybeans: 248,300 acres, 13.4 million bushels per acre
  • Crop cash receipts: $194.6 million

Vermillion County

  • Land in Farms: 449,964 acres
  • Average production expenses per farm: $137,202
  • Average net cash income per farm: $55,642
  • 1-49 acres: 243 farms
  • 40-499 acres: 344 farms
  • 500 or more acres: 322 farms
  • Corn: 221,700 acres, 37 million bushels, 167 bushels per acre
  • Soybeans: 206,000 acres, 11 million bushels, 53 bushels per acre
  • Crop cash receipts: $145.4 million

Piatt County

  • Land in Farms: 257,869 acres
  • Average production expenses per farm: $129,438
  • Average net cash income per farm: $56,320
  • 1-49 acres: 89 farms
  • 50-499 acres: 167 farms
  • 500 or more acres: 186 farms
  • Corn: 133,200, 25.4 million bushels; 191 bushels per acre
  • Soybeans: 115,600 acres, 6.4 million bushels; 55 bushels per acre
  • Crop cash receipts: $93.3 million

Douglas County

  • Land in Farms: 232,690 acres
  • Average production expenses per farm: $74,444
  • Average net cash income per farm: $35,110
  • 1-49 acres: 161 farms
  • 50-499 acres: 252 farms
  • 500 or more acres: 163 farms
  • Corn: 130,700 acres, 23.8 million bushels, 182 bushels per acre
  • Soybeans: 112,700 acres, 6.1 million bushels, 54 bushels per acre
  • Crop cash receipts: $87.3 million

Ford County

  • Land in Farms: 286,069 acres
  • Average production expenses per farm: $113,425
  • Average net cash income per farm: $55,955
  • 1-49 acres: 86 farms
  • 50-499 acres: 232 farms
  • 500 or more acres: 212 farms
  • Corn: 148,200 acres, 26.4 million bushels, 178 bushels per acre
  • Soybeans: 125,700 acres, 6.3 million bushels, 50 bushels per acre
  • Crop cash receipts: $90.8 million

Date Last Revisited: 1/11/2010