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Illinois planting progress slow and steady last week

Planting progress in Illinois was slow last week with only 3 days deemed suitable for field work.

As of Sunday, the USDA reports 7% of corn is planted, up five percentage points from the week before, while 5% of soybeans are planted, up four percentage points. Fifty percent of corn and 38% of soybeans were in the ground at this time last year.

Winter wheat conditions improved to 48% good to excellent, up from 40% the week before with 12% of the crop headed.

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