Illinois corn 69%, soybeans 63% good to excellent
Illinois crops are off to a good start, despite drier than average conditions.
The USDA reports as of Sunday 95% of corn is planted with 84% emerged and a condition rating of 69% good to excellent.
Soybeans are 92% planted with 76% emerged and the crop is considered 63% good to excellent.
93% of winter wheat has headed and the agency rates the crop 66% good to excellent. The first cutting of alfalfa hay is 63% complete.