Wet weather slowed fieldwork as we hear in the weekly crop report. On average, Illinois received more than an inch above average rainfall this past week—leaving statewide topsoil moisture at one percent very short, 2 percent short, 82 percent adequate and 15 percent surplus. Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener says corn harvest only advance to 3 percent complete because of the rain.
50 percent of soybeans are turning color and 14 percent are dropping leaves. 79 percent of the crop is rated in good to excellent condition.