Recent crop report for Illinois may surprise you


New Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases its quarterly crop report and the numbers might suprise you.

Due to the wet conditions this spring season, Illinois' crop outlook has dropped significantly.

Only 55% of it looks to be in good or excellent condition as compared to last year's 70%.

Adams County Farm Bureau manager Shawn Walter says there's still time for crops to recover.

"We're a long ways before the crops are in the bins so there is a lot of potential to kind of catch up and still have good yields. I think for the Tri-State area here, I think farmers are still optimistic that they'll have a good crop this year," said Walter.

Walter says Adams County didn't receive as much rain as the rest of the state.

He feels numbers in our area should be better than what's reflected across the state.

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