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THE CONDITION OF ILLINOIS’ CORN AND SOYBEAN CROPS DROPPED SLIGHTLY AS WE HEAR IN THE WEEKLY CROP REPORT.

 

CROP PROGRESS STILL LAGS BEHIND…WITH 82 PERCENT OF CORN ACRES NOW IN THE DOUGH STAGE SAYS CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER).

 

 

THE SOYBEAN CROP ALSO DIPPED TO 46 PERCENT IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION, WITH 84 PERCENT NOW SETTING PODS. 

 

 

THE THIRD CUTTING OF ALFALFA IS NOW 77 PERCENT COMPLETE. 

 

AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE INCREASED TO EIGHT PERCENT VERY SHORT, 21 PERCENT SHORT, 66 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND FIVE PERCENT SURPLUS.

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