Here is our slide show of Price Futures Group’s 2019’s Central Illinois crop tour. It was startling how late this year’s corn and soybean crops are when you walked into fields in the 8 counties around Bloomington, IL. Our pictures tell just how late the crops are.
Our reaction is that we don’t know as much about the IL corn and bean crops as we normally do on this date. What we did see was how many fields that will be heavily impacted by the next 6-8 weeks weather. Final portion of the US growing season including if a later than normal freeze occurs will be highly important in determining the 2019 US and Illinois corn and soybeans crops.