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ILLINOIS CROPS CONTINUE TO MATURE RAPIDLY BUT THEIR CONDITION IS DECLINING BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF RAIN.

46 PERCENT OF THE CORN CROP IS NOW SILKED…WITH SEVEN PERCENT IN THE DOUGH STAGE SAYS STATE CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER.

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SCHLEUSENER ADDS 25 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS ARE BLOOMING.

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AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE NOW STANDS AT 11 PERCENT ADEQUATE…37 PERCENT SHORT…AND 52 PERCENT VERY SHORT. WHEAT HARVEST IS NEARLY FINISHED…AND THE SECOND CUTTING OF ALFALFA IS 88 PERCENT COMPLETE.

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