Mark Schleusener

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Wet Fields Continue to Hurt Midwest Corn Crops

At this time last year, 88 percent of Illinois’ corn crop was in the ground. This year, just seven percent is.

05/09/2013

Corn Crop

Illinois Corn Crop Struggles Between Drought And Flood

“Corn planting remains stalled at 1 percent complete. That compares to 56 percent one year ago, when we had that wonderful early spring,” the USDA says.

04/23/2013

Corn farmer Mike Campbell of Edwardsville shows how high it should be in August

Rain Is A Bittersweet Victory For Illinois Farmers

The harvest advanced from 80 to 87 percent, as farmers switched to soybeans or were kept out of the fields by rain.

10/16/2012

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