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 width=WEATHER CONTINUES TO BE A CHALLENGE FOR ILLINOIS FARMERS AS WE HEAR IN THE WEEKLY CROP REPORT.

THE COOL, WET CONDITIONS ARE STARTING TO CAUSE SOME CROP STRESS IN SOME AREAS. STATE CROP STATISTICIAN DOUG HARTWIG UPDATES US ON ILLINOIS CORN.

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96 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS HAVE NOW BEEN PLANTED…WITH 94 PERCENT EMERGED AND 33 PERCENT BLOOMING.

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WINTER WHEAT HARVEST ADVANCED TO 83 PERCENT COMPLETE…AND EIGHT PERCENT OF OATS HAVE NOW BEEN HARVESTED. AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE IS RATED AS ONE PERCENT SHORT…45 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 54 PERCENT SURPLUS.

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