Crops In Good Condition

July 9, 2014


(Springfield, IL)  -- The latest crop report from the USDA shows that Illinois crops are in good shape.  Crop statistician Mark Scheulesener says corn is doing especially well.  As for soybeans, 75-percent are in good to excellent condition.  Farmers continue to make progress on the winter wheat harvest.  Scheulesener says 82-percent of the crop has been harvested.  That's ahead of the five-year average of 79-percent, and well ahead of where the harvest was a year ago when it was 65-percent complete.

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