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CORN HARVESTING LAGS BEHIND, ESPECIALLY IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS AS WE HEAR IN THE WEEKLY CROP REPORT. 
 
90 PERCENT OF THE CORN CROP HAS BEEN HARVESTED…BUT PROGRESS VARIES BY LOCATION SAYS CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER. JUST 80 PERCENT HAS BEEN HARVESTED IN NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS AND 73 PERCENT IN THE NORTHEAST. 
 
95 PERCENT OF WINTER WHEAT HAS BEEN PLANTED AND 85 PERCENT EMERGED. 
 
 
95 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS HAVE BEEN HARVESTED…JUST BEHIND THE AVERAGE PACE. 
 
 
AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE IS RATED AT NINE PERCENT SHORT, 84 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND SEVEN PERCENT SURPLUS.

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