Alton, IL

Corn Harvest Begins

Story by WBGZ Radio

Corn harvesting has begun in Illinois. After another cool and dry week, 82% of corn is now in the dent stage, according to State Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener.

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47% of soybeans are turning color and 13% are dropping leaves. 57% of the crop is rated in good to excellent condition. Average statewide topsoil moisture is now rated at 19% very short, 45% short, and 36% adequate.

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