Agriculture

Agriculture plays a role in Franklin County

Franklin County has more than 181 thousand acres being farmed each year resulting in about $55 million in revenue. Livestock producers account for about $15 million in sales. The average farm is approximately 255 acres with several larger corporate farming operations.

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Wheat combine – photo by Kelly Robinson

 Wheat – 2016

• Acres planted – 12,947

• Acres harvested – 12,800

• Yield per acre – 72.2 bushel

• Total production – 924,000 bushel

Soybeans – 2015

• Acres planted – 69,200

• Acres harvested – 69,000

• Yield per acre – 45.9 bushel

• Total production – 3,168,000 bushel

In 2016 there were 87,906 acres planted

Corn – 2015

• Yield per acre – 149.4 bushel

In 2016 there were 32,219 acres planted

 

Sorghum – 2016  • Acres planted – 863

Hay & Pasture – 2016  • Acres planted – 7,852

Cattle – 2015  • Beef cows – 3,100   • Milk cows – 300

Grapes – 2016  • Production –  7,823,900 tons

(information from USDA)

 

The Franklin County Farm Bureau is a very progressive organization and maintains an active line of communication with members informing them of events, new technologies, and legislation that will affect the agriculture industry.

Gay Bowlin, Manager / Franklin County Farm Bureau / P O Box 457  Benton, IL 62812

(618) 435-3616   fcfb028@frontier.com