We have experienced 15 out of 16 days in July of 90 plus degrees heat. Five of those days have been 100 degrees or higher. Pollination is close do done in most areas and we are going into kernel fill period. A really nice rain would help fill the kernels that did pollinate. I-80 to I-88 roughly from Quad Cities to Chicago, a pocket North of Elmwood to Bradford and another pocket around Macomb are the only areas in Northern Illinois that have experienced some timely rains. Those areas will probably still experience a 25% reduction in yield. The rest of Northern Illinois is looking like 0 to 80 bushel corn. Soybeans have been looking pretty good. Majority of soybeans are flowering and starting to set pods. We are at a critical stage but if we could catch a rain in the next 5-7 days it would really help increase our soybean potential.
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