Here's the latest on Illinois farm fields and production as we hear in the weekly crop report.  With five days suitable for fieldwork, State Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener says corn harvesting advanced to nine percent complete.

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70 percent of soybeans are turning color, and 31 percent are dropping leaves.  The condition of the crop improved slightly to 80% in good to excellent condition.  Average statewide topsoil moisture is now rated at one percent very short, 2% short, 79% adequate, and 18% surplus.

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