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PRODUCERS ARE WRAPPING UP HARVEST AND FALL ACTIVITIES AS WE HEAR IN THE FINAL WEEKLY CROP REPORT OF THE SEASON. 
 
IT WAS A WARM, DRY WEEK IN ILLINOIS AND AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE DECLINED TO 10 PERCENT SHORT, 83 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND SEVEN PERCENT SURPLUS. CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER HAS AN UPDATE ON THE WINTER WHEAT CROP.
 
 
95 PERCENT OF SORGHUM HAS BEEN HARVESTED…THREE POINTS BEHIND THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. PASTURE CONDITIONS IMPROVED OVER THE WEEK…WITH 40 PERCENT RATED IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION.
 
 
CONDITIONS WERE WARM AND DRY LAST WEEK IN ILLINOIS AND AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE DECLINED TO 10 PERCENT SHORT, 83 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND SEVEN PERCENT SURPLUS.

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