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CROPS OFF TO A GOOD START

According to USDA’s Mark Schleusener, 81 percent of Illinois’ corn crop is in good or excellent condition; 77 percent of beans are rated the same. Still, overall conditions are variable across the state. “There are some places, that if you go southeast of Springfield, that are probably suffering from too much rain,” Schleusener said. “And… 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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