Good to excellent crop statewide
Summer continues to roll on across the state. Topsoil moisture remains abundant with 90 percent adequate to surplus providing ideal conditions for corn to grow. 76 percent of our state’s crop is in good to excellent condition.
Last week the northern half of the state experienced above average temperatures while the south-central portion experienced slightly below average temperatures. Although light in some areas, rain fell statewide. Follow the link below to hear an audio recording of this week’s crop report released by the USDA.
Nationwide, Illinois leads the way with surplus topsoil moisture compared to currently dryer states like Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado. Our quality of crop is on par with Nebraska and slightly better than Iowa, Missouri and Indiana making up a key region of the Corn Belt.