Illinois farmers aren’t having much luck with the weather during this harvest.
Corn and soybean growers are in their second week of rain, having 4 1/2 times as much rain as normal. This season has seen 2.57 inches of rain compared to a normal 0.57 inches. Not only does this mean the corn cannot dry to be harvested, but the ground is also too muddy for farmers to work on.
The USDA has reported that Illinois harvest are at six percent, this is far behind the 56 percent average for this time of year. Soybeans are at 10 percent, but should be at 64 percent.
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