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#Harvest17: Crop Condition & Progress

Statewide, #corn harvest reached 11% completed and #soybean harvest sits at 9% complete for the week ending Sept. 24. There 6.7 were days suitable for fieldwork during the week. Statewide, the average temperature was 76.8 degrees, 14.3 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.59 inches, 0.20 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 32… read more

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NOT BAD, BUT NOT GOOD, EITHER

Following its annual crop projections tour of corn and soybean producing states, Pro Farmer is estimating Illinois corn yields to total 181 bushels per acre this fall, down from 194 last year. Scouts cited fields suffering from nitrogen deficiencies and a lack of rainfall as the reason for the decreased bushel-per-acre average. (Illinois News Network)

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THEY’RE BACK, AND THEY’RE HUNGRY

Swarms of Japanese beetles in western and central Illinois are doing a number on corn and soybean crops, leaving farmers to wonder if the cost of damage caused by the pests could outweigh the cost of spraying. “There’s some damage, we know,” said Tazewell County Farm Bureau Manager Doug Godke. “The soy plants are being… read more

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Crop Progress & Condition July 2

Corn silking reached 12% lagging behind the 5-year average of 21% while soybean blooming reached 15% and winter wheat harvest is now 90% compete. Field work continued over the past week with rains in some parts of the state. There were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 2. Statewide, the average… read more

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ACREAGE REPORT, WEATHER SPUR MARKET RALLY

The crop markets finished June on a high note due to a combination of USDA estimates and weather concerns. USDA, in its much-anticipated June 30 acreage report, pegged U.S. soybean plantings at a record 89.5 million acres and corn plantings at 90.9 million acres. Analysts believe prices could continue to rally if the weather turns… read more

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Crop Progress June 18

Illinois soybean planting reached 97% complete and farmers made good progress on harvesting wheat last week. There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 18. Statewide, the average temperature was 78.3 degrees, 5.8 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.76 inches, 0.79 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 3… read more

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#Plant17 Progress – June 12

Soybean planting reached 93% complete for the week ending June 11 thanks to 6.9 days suitable for field work. Warm weather and limited rain assisted farmers in the early wheat harvest. Corn emerged was at 96%, compared with 97 % for the 5-year average. Corn condition was rated at 3% very poor, 11% poor, 28%… read more

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#CORN #ETHANOL FACES ITS LIMITS

Corn ethanol has reached its official limit under the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel program, which means other less-developed, low-carbon fuels will have to step up to fill a 21 billion-gallon gap by 2022. Under the Renewable Fuel Standard, which was passed by Congress in 2007, refiners must blend 36 billion gallons of biofuels in… read more

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CORN PLANTING NEARS FINISH LINE; WHEAT HARVEST UNDERWAY

Farmers took advantage of mostly dry conditions last week to catch up with planting and other fieldwork activity. As of Sunday, USDA’s weekly crop progress report showed farmers had virtually wrapped up corn planting and had planted 85% of their soybeans. Meanwhile, the condition of the wheat crop continues to improve, and some farmers have… read more

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#PLANT17 PROGRESS STILL LAGS

#Illinois farmers continue to dodge raindrops as they try to finish spring planting. USDA reported panting and emergence of both corn and soybeans remains behind the five-year averages. Additionally, farmers’ weather troubles could last into the summer as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a higher-than-average likelihood of hurricanes this year. (FarmWeekNow.com)

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