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MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF THE ILLINOIS SOYBEAN CROP HAS BEEN HARVESTED SO FAR. 

WITH NEARLY FIVE DAYS SUITABLE FOR FIELDWORK, SOYBEAN HARVESTING ADVANCED TO 51 PERCENT COMPLETE SAYS CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER.

CORN HARVEST IS WELL AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AT 63 PERCENT COMPLETE. 54 PERCENT OF SORGHUM HAS BEEN HARVESTED AND 22 PERCENT OF WINTER WHEAT HAS BEEN PLANTED. AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE STANDS AT TWO PERCENT VERY SHORT, SEVEN PERCENT SHORT, 78 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 13 PERCENT SURPLUS.

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