Ongoing rain causing dilemmas for farmers

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —The continued rain and storms in Illinois have farmers scrambling to get crops in the fields. 

The latest Illinois Crop Progress and Condition report from the USDA shows corn and soybean planting is over 50-percentage points behind the five-year average. As of Sunday, only 35-percent of corn and 14-percent of soybeans has been planted.

Last year corn was at 99-percent and beans at 89-percent. 

Mother Nature only allowed about 1.5 days of suitable working conditions in the fields. That only allowed for 11-percent of corn and five-percent of beans to get in the ground. 

For a complete look at the report visit http://www.nass.usda.gov.

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