DeKalb county Farm Bureau

4:04 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Early Start for Harvesting in Illinois

DeKalb County Farm Bureau

The fall harvest is underway in Illinois for the corn and soybean crops.  The harvest is earlier this year,  due to the drought during key parts of this year's growing season.  Yields are expected to be lower this year than in previous years. DeKalb County farmers are expected to bring in an average of 160 bushels of corn per acre.

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6:05 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Northern Illinois Soybean Farmers Hoping For The Best

Yellowing plants indicate this soybean field outside of DeKalb is approaching maturity.

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.

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.

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7:36 am
Fri July 27, 2012

DeKalb County Farm Bureau turns 100

Greg Millburg, Executive Director of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau

The DeKalb County Farm Bureau is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Greg Millburg is the organization’s executive director. WNIJ’s Guy Stephens spoke with him about the Farm Bureau.

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