Good weather continues to give Illinois crops a boost, as we hear in the weekly crop progress report. Producers have been reporting timely rain showers that are helping out fields. State crop statistician Brad Suma says 91% of soybeans are blooming and 68% are setting pods.
He says 79% of the soybean crop is rated in good to excellent condition.
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92% of oats have been harvested and the third cutting of alfalfa is now 16% complete. Average statewide topsoil moisture stands at 1% very short, 6% short, 85% adequate, and 8% surplus.