Rainy weather pushed cash crops last week

Corn’s 86 percent in the dent stage or beyond and 23 percent mature, with 70 percent rated good-to-excellent. (Photo courtesy: WJBC/File)

By Dave Dahl

SPRINGFIELD – Rainy weather pushed the two major cash crops in Illinois last week, according to the USDA crop report.

State statistician Mark Schleusener says corn is 23 percent mature. Soybeans are beginning to drop leaves and turn color. The condition of the crops is, respectively, 70 and 68 percent good to excellent.

An updated yield forecast is due out Friday at 11 a.m.

Dave Dahl can be reached at News@WJBC.com. 

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