USDA issues January crop report
USDA-NASS has released the January crop progress and condition report for Illinois.
Statewide, the average temperature for the month was 29.7 degrees, 5.0 degrees above normal for the month of January. Precipitation for the month averaged 0.99 inches, 0.52 inches below normal.
As of January 24, topsoil moisture supply was rated 3 percent very short, 13 percent short, 74 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 4 percent very short, 21 percent short, 73 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.
Winter wheat condition was rated 4 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 11 percent excellent.