USDA: Soybean, Corn Harvests Well Underway in IllinoisThe corn and soybean harvests are well underway in Illinois with federal agriculture officials saying farmers are making "rapid progress."
Illinois Pumpkin Harvest in 'Good Shape' After 2015 ShortageIn 2015, heavy June rains drowned pumpkin vines around the state, leading to a dismal harvest.
Illinois Governor Awards Medical Marijuana LicensesRauner awarded licenses to 18 cultivation centers and 52 retail shops, which means Illinois' first legal marijuana crop could be harvested this year.
Illinois Pumpkin Farmers See Large Crop This YearThis year's pumpkin year's harvest is shaping up to produce a bumper crop, according to Illinois farmers. "It's been a phenomenal crop this year," said Wade Kuipers, whose family grows pumpkins on 25 acres in Maple Park.
SE Missouri Expecting Strong Corn Yield Despite DroughtIrrigation is credited for the relatively strong corn yields in the state's Bootheel region.
Grapes Thrive During Drought, 2012 Wine Vintage Should Be "Flavorful, Fabulous"Lack of water promotes more flavor in Mt. Pleasant's Rayon D'or grapes.
Farmers Prepare To Document Crop LossesThe drought of 1988, often cited as the benchmark for crop damage, will likely be surpassed this summer, according to a crop insurance claims representative.

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