Illinois farmer on harvest: “So far, so good.”
A north central Illinois farmer says corn and soybean harvest have both kicked off in his area, but he predicts activity will really ramp up at the beginning of October.
Ross Pauli who farms in Peoria County tells Brownfield he started corn this week and he expects yields to vary depending on which fields received timely rains.
“The corn we’ve picked is running about 225 bushels per acre, which is right around our average. A normal year I guess you could call it.”
He says they are off to a good start and he is optimistic for the remainder of the harvest season.
“This year was pretty disease-free and it seems like most stuff is standing pretty good so as far as harvest, if we don’t get a lot of delays I think it will be a pretty smooth harvest.”
But he says until the crops are in the bin, anything can happen.
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Author: Rhiannon Branch