Rain and strong winds slowed harvest last week in Illinois but progress was still made. According to the Illinois office of the National Ag Statistics Service, 94 percent of the corn crop is harvested statewide, ahead of last year and well ahead of the average.
Eighty-seven percent of soybeans are harvested, just above the average but a few points behind last year at this time.
Eighty-one percent of the winter wheat crop is planted, nearly 50 percent has emerged.
Close to half of Illinois pastures, as of Sunday, were in good shape.