Crops Continue To Show Progress In West Central Illinois

July 30, 2014

(Undated)  --  Below normal temperatures in west central Illinois helped push along crop progress according to the weekly crop report.  94-percent of corn is silking, with 25-percent in the dough stage and 82-percent of the crop rated in good to excellent condition.  Illinois Crop Statistician Doug Hartwig says soybeans are also faring pretty well.  73-percent of oats have been harvested and the second cutting of alfalfa hay is now 92-percent complete.  Average statewide topsoil moisture stands at 12-percent short, 82-percent adequate and six percent surplus.

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