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Corn harvest reaches 97% complete


There were 5.8 days suitable for field work during the week ending November 20, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued for Illinois this week.


Statewide, the average temperature was 28.1 degrees, 14.2 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.15 inches, 0.55 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 12 percent very short, 19 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 13 percent very short, 23 percent short, and 64 percent adequate.


Corn harvested for grain in the state reached 97 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 95 percent. Winter wheat emerged reached 79 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 87 percent. Winter wheat condition was 4 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 55 percent fair, 28 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.

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