Corn Crop http://northernpublicradio.org en Northern Illinois Soybean Farmers Hoping For The Best http://northernpublicradio.org/post/northern-illinois-soybean-farmers-hoping-best <p>While they aren’t seeing the catastrophic losses of the most hard-hit areas, northern Illinois farmers are still expecting a significantly reduced corn crop as a result of this summer’s drought. The outlook for soybeans isn’t so clear. Farmers are keeping their fingers crossed.</p><p>Paul Rassmussen farms both corn and soybeans in DeKalb County. He says it’s still too early to predict what kind of soybean harvest it will be.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:05:00 +0000 Guy Stephens 17305 at http://northernpublicradio.org Northern Illinois Soybean Farmers Hoping For The Best Boom planting turning into bust crops in Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/boom-planting-turning-bust-crops-illinois <p><strong><em>Quinn tours drought-stricken Southern Illinois farm</em></strong></p><p>With the warm spring, farmers were able to plant early and corn and soy seeds went in at a remarkable pace.</p><p>&quot;We were set out to raise what we thought was probably the largest corn crop in the history of American agriculture,&quot; Said <a href="http://www.ilfb.org/">Illinois Farm Bureau</a> President Phillip Nelson.</p><p>Instead, months of drought are killing those expectations ... and the corn. Nelson says some farmers will end up with no crop, or only half of one.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:07:25 +0000 WNIJ 15083 at http://northernpublicradio.org Boom planting turning into bust crops in Illinois