The crops from the Champaign – Urbana, Illinois area to Fargo, North Dakota differs. That’s according to University of Illinois Extension farm broadcaster Todd Gleason. Gleason took a long drive on Sunday to look at the crops. “The best looking area is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Interstate 35, but there’s still large variability. Also, I thought Iowa would have a better crop than it does. I think that’s the biggest takeaway for me,” says Gleason. “The difference between Illinois and the Iowa crop is a couple of weeks, but they have the same problem: a lot of rain.” Gleason will take a different route back to Illinois, going through Minnesota.
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