The remnants of Hurricane Isaac brought significant precipitation to Illinois last week. Rainfall averaged 3.18 inches statewide, pushing topsoil moisture levels to 19 percent very short, 28 percent short, 51 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus.
The Illinois Ag Statistics Service is reporting 12 percent of the corn has been harvested, compared to 2 percent last year. Corn conditions are rated 41 percent very poor, 34 percent poor, 21 percent fair and 4 percent good..
With the precipitation, soybeans improved slightly to 19 percent very poor, 21 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 17 percent good and 1 percent excellent.
Crop Progress Report