Wet But Warm Week In Illinois Last Week
(Undated) -- Illinois enjoyed a warm, wet week. Of course, if you are a farmer who wanted to get into the field spraying or planting or both, “enjoyed” is not the correct word. USDA crop statistician Mark Schleusener says about three-quarters of the corn and soybean crops are in good or excellent condition. “It was a little spotty,” Schleusener says that the rainfall over Illinois, especially in West and Central Illinois last week, that the average rainfall was over three inches. He added that the in the southern part of the state, rainfall was less than two inches, while in the northern part of the state, generally one or perhaps 1½ inches.