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DESPITE ALL THE RECENT RAIN, CORN PLANTING IN ILLINOIS IS ABOUT ON PACE WITH PREVIOUS YEARS. 
 
FOUR DAYS WERE SUITABLE FOR FIELDWORK THIS PAST WEEK…AND SOME PRODUCERS HAD TO REPLANT FLOODED FIELDS SAYS CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER.
 
 
48 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS HAVE BEEN PLANTED AND 18 PERCENT HAVE EMERGED. 
 
 
23 PERCENT OF SORGHUM HAS BEEN PLANTED AND 94 PERCENT OF THE WINTER WHEAT CROP HAS HEADED. 44 PERCENT OF THE WHEAT CROP IS RATED IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION. AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE NOW STANDS AT ONE PERCENT SHORT…64 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 35 PERCENT SURPLUS.

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