Some farmers in Illinois are putting the final touches on this year’s crop while others aren’t so lucky

Planting progress for corn and soybeans are both ahead of the five-year average for the top-producing states, according to USDA’s Crop Progress Report.

One state leading the charge is Illinois. For the week ending April 23rd, 18 percent of the state’s corn has been planted, which is seven points ahead of the state’s five-year average. As for soybeans, 15 percent has been planted, coming in nine percent ahead of the five-year average.

Betsy Jibben with AgMarket Consulting shares this planting update from Central Illinois as some farmers are even wrapping up.

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