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CORN AND SOYBEAN HARVEST IS NEARING COMPLETION IN ILLINOIS.

WITH NEARLY SIX DAYS SUITABLE FOR FIELDWORK THIS PAST WEEK…STATE CROP STATISTICIAN TODD BALLARD SAYS FARMERS ARE WINDING UP THE SEASON. 95 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS HAVE BEEN HARVESTED, WHICH COMPARES TO 97 PERCENT FOR THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE.

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BALLARD SAYS 94 PERCENT OF CORN HAS NOW BEEN HARVESTED.

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92 PERCENT OF SORGHUM HAS BEEN HARVESTED AND 90 PERCENT OF THE WINTER WHEAT CROP HAS BEEN PLANTED.

AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE NOW STANDS AT EIGHT PERCENT SHORT…78 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 14 PERCENT SURPLUS.

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