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IT WAS A WARM, DRY WEEK FOR ILLINOIS CROPS AS WE HEAR IN THE WEEKLY CROP REPORT.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THIS PAST WEEK WAS 75 DEGREES…AND RAINFALL WAS ABOUT A HALF INCH BELOW NORMAL. STATE CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER UPDATES US ON THE CORN CROP.

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94 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS ARE BLOOMING AND 81 PERCENT ARE SETTING PODS. 50 PERCENT OF THE SOYBEAN CROP IS RATED IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION.

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71 PERCENT OF SORGHUM HAS HEADED AND THE THIRD CUTTING OF ALFALFA IS NOW 59 PERCENT COMPLETE. AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE IS NOW RATED AS ONE PERCENT VERY SHORT…19 PERCENT SHORT…71 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND NINE PERCENT SURPLUS.

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