The Illinois wheat yield for the 2013 crop is estimated to average 64 bushels per acre, based on the June 1 surveys, up one bushel from the May 1 forecast, and up one bushel from last year. Total production would be 51.2 million bushels, an increase of 26 percent from the 2012 production of 40.6 million bushels. Farmers expect to harvest 800,000 acres for grain this year, 155,000 more than in 2012. As of June 9, 68 percent of the wheat crop was filled, compared the five-year average of 87 percent.
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