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ABOVE-AVERAGE RAINFALL DOMINATED RECENT DAYS AS WE HEAR IN THE WEEKLY CROP REPORT. 

 

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS RECEIVED THE MOST RAIN, AND NORTHERN ILLINOIS THE LEAST, BUT TOTALS WERE STILL HIGHER THAN NORMAL. STATE CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER SAYS 66 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS ARE NOW BLOOMING.

 

 

NINE PERCENT OF CORN IS IN THE DOUGH STAGE WITH 65 PERCENT OF THE CROP RATED IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION. 

 

 

THE SECOND CUTTING OF ALFALFA HAY IS NOW 87 PERCENT COMPLETE AND AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE IS RATED AS ONE PERCENT VERY SHORT, SEVEN PERCENT SHORT, 69 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 23 PERCENT SURPLUS.

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