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Illinois Farm Bureau Predicts Good Harvest
Illinois Farm Bureau Predicts Good Harvest

 

The harvest has begun, but only for those who started early.

 

“Normally, we’ve had some years where the Monday after Labor Day, we usually start the corn harvest, and then we switch over to soybeans,” says IFB spokesman John Hawkins. “This year, we may actually see some farmers … start with soybeans and then switch over to corn.”

 

Hawkins says the latest crop reports from the USDA indicated farmers will see at least 60-65 bushels better yield than last year in the middle of the drought.

 

Soybeans, he adds, could be a different story.

“The yields are determined in August, and we didn’t get much rain in August.”