Crop Update 7/7/17
The weather in Illinois continues to be very favorable with excellent quality cabbage and beans being harvested daily. Markets continue to stay active and strong.
Super Sweet corn looks very good in terms of shape and yields, harvest should begin around the 12th of July on both BiColor and Yellow corn.
Planting has been held back due to the scattered showers that hit the region for almost three weeks now but with a week of sunshine we should get caught up and back on schedule and will continue through mid-August.
Leafy Greens harvest has been ongoing with excellent early season crop quality and supplies. Cabbage harvest will begin in one week and crops look in very good condition.
Labor continues to be a problem and has curtailed harvesting in both spots, limiting the production on cabbage and greens but it should improve by mid July as more crews begin to start the summer season.