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Crop Production Yields Being Outpaced by Cash Rent Costs in Central Illinois

A group of central Illinois farmers expressing concern that crop production yields are being outpaced by the cost of cash rent for farmland. Logan County farmer Blair Bruns authored a letter to his local paper on the issue and received support from fellow farmer Eli Klokkenga.

According to the latest data from USDA, cash rent in Logan County averages $289 per acre with the state average at $218. USDA data also shows Logan County corn yields averaging 207.7 bushels per acre from 2014 through 2016.

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