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Rain Provides Relief From Scorching Heat For Corn Crop

Corn crops got some relief from the heat wave after rain fell over much of the state over the weekend.  Illinois Farm Bureau spokesperson John Hawkins says the rain came just in time.

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Hawkins says the rain may have saved some of the crop.

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Heavy spring rains delayed about 40-percent of the state's corn planting this year.  Hawkins says the late planted crop will likely see a lower yield because of the extreme weather, but the state's overall harvest is still expected to be average.

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