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ILLINOIS CROPS ARE ABOUT ON PACE WITH THE FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE SO FAR. 

 

CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER SAYS 78 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS ARE BLOOMING, COMPARED TO 84 PERCENT NORMALLY

 

 

96 PERCENT OF CORN IS SILKING, COMPARED TO 92 PERCENT NORMALLY, AND 43 PERCENT IS IN THE DOUGH STAGE SAYS SCHLEUSENER.

 

 

RAINFALL THIS PAST WEEK WAS MORE THAN AN INCH ABOVE NORMAL, LEAVING AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE AT ONE PERCENT VERY SHORT, NINE PERCENT SHORT, 68 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 22 PERCENT SURPLUS.

 

THE SECOND CUTTING OF ALFALFA IS 90 PERCENT COMPLETE.

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