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Ongoing Rain Causing Planting Difficulties For Farmers

Ongoing rain is causing planting difficulties for many Illinois farmers. Working conditions in the fields have only been suitable for about a day and a half this month in many areas. The latest state Crop Progress and Condition report shows only 35-percent of the state’s corn and nearly 15-percent of soybeans have been planted as of Sunday. Last year, corn was at 99-percent and soybeans were at 89-percent at this point.

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