Local

Sangamon Co. Corn Farmers Project 190 Bushels/Acre
Sangamon Co. Corn Farmers Project 190 Bushels/Acre

Sangamon County corn farmers expect a good crop this year – 190 bushels per acre.

Jerry Habar of the Sangamon County Farm Bureau says the predictions are usually pretty accurate.

“For the most part, I think the farthest off it’s been is about 14.5 percent in 2010, but we’ve been as close as one percent,” Habar told Bob Murray on Friday’s Morning Newswatch.

Habar says teams picked fields in each township, did measurements, and the farm bureau fed the information into a spreadsheet to come up with the prediction.