Illinois Crops Have Weathered This Summer's Bad Weather

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Mother Nature is busy in fields around the state, trying to resurrect corn stalks flattened by winds that have blown through at up to 100 miles per hour.

Dennis Vercler of the Bloomington-based Illinois Farm Bureau says some fields may look like they're leveled, but he says unless the stalk is uprooted or broken, it will try to right itself.

How well that works out won't be known until harvest time. But Vercler says farmers will get a preview August 12th, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases the year's first yield estimate.

Vercler says, overall, Illinois looks like it will have a good crop this year, but not a record crop.