More beans, less corn. That's the planting forecast for Illinois farmers this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farmers in Illinois are expected to plant twelve-point-two million-acres of corn, down 600-thousand-acres from last year. Soybean farmers are expected to plant nine-point-four-million-acres of beans, an increase of 400-thousand-acres. The USDA report says last year's drought damage to the corn crop has farmers planning more acres of other crops.