Corn Harvest Has Started
(Undated) -- Corn harvesting has just begun as the weekly crop report reveals. With more than four days suitable for fieldwork, Illinois Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener says farmers were able to kick off harvest season. 37-percent of soybeans are turning color and seven percent are dropping leaves. 78-percent of the crop is rated in good to excellent condition. Average stateside topsoil moisture is now rated at one percent very short, seven percent short, 82 percent adequate and 10 percent surplus.