Temps up, precip down as Illinois harvest begins

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Above average temperatures and minimal precipitation last week allowed many producers to continue harvesting corn, soybeans and sorghum.
Temperatures averaged 64.6 degrees for the week, 3.3 degrees above normal.
Precipitation across the state averaged 0.28 inches, 0.47 inches below normal.
There were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork.
Topsoil moisture was rated at 21 percent very short, 49 percent short and 30 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture was rated at 24 percent very short, 45 percent short and 31 percent adequate.

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