Southern Illinois Drought Finally Starts To EaseStatewide, topsoil moisture is now 44 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus – not enough to help this year’s corn and soybeans, but good news for next year.
Farmers Harvest What's LeftUSDA crop statistician Brad Schwab says the damage to the corn was done weeks ago, and even now soybeans probably won’t benefit from rain.
Tough Year for Illinois FarmersBrad Schwab, with the Illinois field office of the USDA says the results are, as you can expect, terrible.
Lack of Rain Impacting Crops Despite the lack of rain, Southern Illinois’ corn is the tallest in the state.

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