Wet weather slowed fieldwork as we hear in the weekly crop report.  On average, Illinois received more than an inch of rainfall this past week, leaving topsoil moisture at one percent very short, two percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 15 percent surplus.

Crop statistician Mark Schluesener says corn harvest only advanced to three percent complete because of the rain.

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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.

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