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Illinois crop conditions decline


Corn and soybeans took another slight step backwards in Illinois last week.

The USDA says on Sunday corn was rated 70 percent good to excellent, down from 73 percent the week before, while soybeans are rated 68 percent good to excellent down from 69 percent.

Eighty percent of the corn crop is in the dough stage with 37 percent dented, compared to 44 percent on average. Ninety-five percent of soybeans are blooming with 80 percent setting pods, compared to the average 87 percent.

Illinois crop conditions decline