Illinois Crop Production Progressing

Published 06/23 2014 06:51PM

Updated 06/23 2014 06:58PM

Despite some heavy rain in parts of Illinois last week and over the weekend, crop production was progressing, according to data released Monday by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. 96 percent of the state's soybeans have been planted compared to 95 percent a year ago and a five year average of 93 percent. 73 percent of soybeans are in good to excellent condition. Meantime, 78 percent of the corn crop is in good to excellent shape. Topsoil moisture was rated at 5 percent short, 77 percent adequate and 18 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated at one percent very short, 11 percent short, 80 percent adequate and 8 percent surplus.

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