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That’s More Like It, Say Illinois Farmers

That’s More Like It, Say Illinois Farmers

Illinois farmers had enough good weather over the last week to make progress on planting.

“In general, corn planting jumped up 27 points and is now 32 percent complete. That was a really good week of planting for corn,” says Mark Schleusener, state statistician for the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.  “That compares to 1 percent one year ago at this time.  That was a very, very late planting season one year ago.”

Only 2 percent of the soybean crop has been planted.

 

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