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WIDESPREAD RAIN GAVE ILLINOIS CROPS A BOOST AS WE HEAR IN THE WEEKLY CROP REPORT.

 

AVERAGE STATEWIDE RAINFALL WAS MORE THAN AN INCH ABOVE NORMAL LAST WEEK, AND MUCH NEEDED IN SOME AREAS. STATE CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER GIVES AN UPDATE ON CROP PROGRESS.

 

 

39 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS ARE BLOOMING AND SEVEN PERCENT ARE SETTING PODS. 74 PERCENT OF THE SOYBEAN CROP IS RATED IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION.

 

 

95 PERCENT OF WINTER WHEAT AND 17 PERCENT OF OATS HAVE BEEN HARVESTED. AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE INCREASED TO TWO PERCENT VERY SHORT…NINE PERCENT SHORT…79 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 10 PERCENT SURPLUS.

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