A dry spell was broken this past week in Northern and Central Illinois as we hear in this week's crop report.
State Crop Statistician Mark Schluessner says temperatures and rainfall were slightly above average this past week.
Schluessner says six percent of the soybean crop has been harvested.
81 percent of corn has been rated as mature. The corn harvest was down compared to last year.
Pasture conditions improved this week and winter wheat planting is ahead of this time last year.
The third cutting of alfalfa is 94 percent finished compared to 85 last year and 94 percent normally.