September 26, 2016 – The 2016 harvest is progressing rapidly in Central Illinois. In contrast to the recent heavy rains across the Northern Corn Belt– we’ve had reports of over 4.0 inches of rain last week on some of the farms we manage in the Fort Dodge, Iowa area – our weather in Central Illinois has been near ideal for harvest during the past few weeks. A lot of corn has been harvested to date and many of the early to mid-soybean varieties will be ready for harvest this week.
Because of the good growing conditions and weather we had this summer, many farms across the Midwest are producing above average yields this harvest. This is truly the time of year when we enjoy the fruits of our labor.
Have a safe and bountiful harvest.