Corn in Illinois is beginning to mature as we hear in the weekly crop report. Rainfall was above average this past week, although some areas–especially western Illinois–need rain. Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener says corn is chugging along.
16 percent of soybeans are turning color. Average statewide topsoil moisture improved to 6 percent very short, 20 percent short, 68 percent adequate and 6 percent surplus.