Illinois corn and soybean planting is almost finished. Nearly all the corn and two-thirds of the soybeans have emerged. And a majority of the corn and soybeans are in good to excellent condition.

“The temperatures were just one degree above normal, and rainfall was just one one-hundredth of an inch above normal last week,” said Mark Schleusener, state statistician for the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service in Illinois.

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  “As a result, there were almost five days suitable for fieldwork” during the second week of June.

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