Nearly half of Illinois corn harvested


Nearly half of Illinois corn harvested

The USDA says Illinois’ harvest made progress last week thanks to warmer and dryer than normal conditions. 

Forty-five percent of the state’s corn crop has been harvested, over double of a year ago. Corn is rated 68 percent good to excellent.           

Soybean harvest is past halfway complete, 34 percent ahead of last year and nearly all of the crop is dropping leaves.        

Winter wheat planting progressed to 46 percent planted, 13 percent ahead of last year. Fifteen percent of the crop has emerged.