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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 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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LET THE REPLANTING BEGIN

A number of farmers returned to their fields last week, while others could only watch as floodwater slowly receded. According to USDA’s weekly crop progress report, Illinois corn-planting progress improved to 75% last week, up from 65% the week before. That’s slightly below the five-year average of 77%. Less than half of the state’s corn… read more

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#Illinois #Plant17 Progress – May 14

Corn planting reached 75% for the week ending May 14, while the amount of days suitable for fieldwork varied widely across the state. There were an average of 1.9 days suitable for fieldwork statewide. Corn emerged reached 7%, compared to 61% last year and the 5-year average of 50%. Corn condition was rated at 3% very poor,… read more

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#Illinois #Plant17 Progress – May 8

Corn planted was at 65%, compared to the 5-year average of 63% for the week ending May 7. Corn emerged was at 29%, compared to 43% last year and the 5-year average of 32%. Soybeans planted was at 14%. Soybeans emerged was at 1%. Producers reported some ponding and flooding in fields. There were 0.6… read more

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FARMERS START SUBMITTING REPLANT CLAIMS; MORE EXPECTED

The replant claims process mirrored that of the rainfall pattern in the southern half of the state over the past week – persistent and heavy. Farmers in Illinois submitted 293 replant claims to COUNTRY Financial as of Thursday. That’s more than five times the amount of replant claims (55) fielded as of May 4 last… read more

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