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CORN IS PROGRESSING MORE QUICKLY THAN IN RECENT YEARS ACCORDING TO THE LATEST ILLINOIS CROP REPORT. 
 
33 PERCENT OF THE CORN CROP IS IN THE DOUGH STAGE…THAT COMPARES TO SIX PERCENT AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR AND 14 PERCENT FOR THE FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE. 82 PERCENT OF CORN IS RATED IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION…AN UPTICK FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK. CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER SAYS 88 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS ARE BLOOMING.
 

 

 
49 PERCENT OF SORGHUM HAS HEADED AND THE THIRD CUTTING OF ALFALFA IS NOW 16 PERCENT COMPLETE. AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE IMPROVED TO FOUR PERCENT VERY SHORT, 16 PERCENT SHORT, 77 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND THREE PERCENT SURPLUS.

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