Wet Fields Continue to Hurt Midwest Corn CropsAt this time last year, 88 percent of Illinois' corn crop was in the ground. This year, just seven percent is.
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.
Rain Is A Bittersweet Victory For Illinois FarmersThe harvest advanced from 80 to 87 percent, as farmers switched to soybeans or were kept out of the fields by rain.