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AS CORN HARVEST CONTINUES ACROSS THE STATE, THE SOYBEAN HARVEST HAS JUST BEGUN IN ILLINOIS.

75 PERCENT OF CORN IS MATURE AND 21 PERCENT HAS BEEN HARVESTED. 75 PERCENT OF THE CORN CROP IS RATED IN POOR TO VERY POOR CONDITION. CHIEF STATE CROP STATISTICIAN BRAD SCHWAB SAYS 75 PERCENT OF CORN IS NOW MATURE.

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ONE PERCENT OF THE SOYBEAN CROP HAS BEEN HARVESTED SAYS SCHWAB. 60 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS ARE TURNING YELLOW…AND 21 PERCENT ARE DROPPING LEAVES.

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TOPSOIL MOISTURE CONTINUES TO IMPROVE…AND NOW STANDS AT ONE PERCENT SURPLUS…52 PERCENT ADEQUATE…31 PERCENT SHORT AND 16 PERCENT VERY SHORT. AS FOR OTHER CROPS… SEVEN PERCENT OF SORGHUM HAS BEEN HARVESTED AND THE THIRD CUTTING OF ALFALFA IS NOW 92 PERCENT COMPLETE.

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