Cash crops more than two-thirds good to excellent condition in latest crop report

About two thirds of corn and soybeans are in good to excellent condition. (Photo courtesy: WJBC/File)

By Dave Dahl

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ average rainfall was about an inch wetter than normal for last week, says Mark Schleusener, state statistician for the USDA in Illinois. He says the rains were not unwelcome.

Soybeans have begun blooming, corn has begun silking, and both crops rate more than two-thirds good to excellent.

Rain is in the forecast, and Schleusener says only some farmers will see that as good news.

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