More than ¾ of IL corn and soybeans rated good-to-excellent
Illinois corn and soybean conditions have made great strides in recent weeks.
As of Sunday the USDA rates Illinois corn 79% good to excellent with 66% of the crop in the dough stage and 10% dented.
Soybeans are rated 78% good to excellent with 91% of the crop blooming and 74% setting pods which is just ahead of the five-year-average pace.
Wind damage to crops will likely threaten good crop conditions in central and northern Illinois as an intense storm event called a derecho packing sustained winds of 75 to 100 miles per hour moves through the region today.