Table 3. Yields and Crop Revenue Less Variable Costs, Southern Illinois,
Illinois Farm Business Farm Management, 1990 -- 2003 Actual and 2004 Forecast.
                             
 
  Crop Revenue less Variable Costs3
Yields   1/2 Corn Corn/Beans
Year Corn1 Soybeans1 Wheat2   Corn4 Soybeans4 Wheat5 1/2 Beans6 Wheat7
                             
   
  ------- (bu. per acre) ---------       ---------- ($ per acre) --------          --- ($ per acre) ---
1990 112 35 44   $125 $119 $57 $122 $100
1991 95 37 30   92 136 17 114 82
1992 152 44 55   215 166 119 191 167
1993 131 41 45   146 154 63 150 121
1994 132 43 55   187 181 103 184 157
1995 107 36 48   97 103 118 100 106
1996 115 38 37   233 167 78 200 159
1997 111 42 61   143 214 117 179 158
1998 121 39 46   108 113 40 111 87
1999 115 37 59   107 112 76 110 98
2000 149 45 57   176 150 65 163 130
2001 151 45 59   149 145 86 147 127
2002 97 34 46   65 76 66 71 69
2003P8 128 42 62   113 180 131 147 141
   
Average 123 40 50   $140 $144 $81 $142 $122
Range9 57 11 32   $168 $138 $114 $129 $98
                             
   
2004F10 128 41 54   $103 $117 $96 $110 $105
                             
All footnotes other than 7 are shown at the end of Table 1.
7 Equals the averages of returns from corn, soybeans, and wheat