McLean County Farm Bureau

Wheat conditions stabilize heading into winter

Recent rains led to some improvement of the state’s wheat crop. The last ranking of wheat conditions for the year pegged the crop at 30% good to excellent, 64% fair and 6% poor to very poor. Although the good to excellent rating is down significantly from the same time last year, the poor to very poor category marks a 4-point improvement compared to Nov. 20 and is the same as last year. Mark Krausz, a wheat grower from Clinton County and president of the Illinois Wheat Association, discusses this year’s crop going into winter with FarmWeek’s Daniel Grant. READ MORE