farmers

Opinions Mixed On This Year's Crop Yield

Jul 10, 2017
U of I Extension

Local farmers’ expectations are varying on this year’s crops.

McHenry County farmer Harry Alten anticipates a later harvest than normal with corn that isn’t as high in quality as the past.

“I think the harvest is going to be late," he said. "There’s a lot of corn that will be high in moisture content, unless they planted some earlier varieties. And the quality usually when you get wet corn like that – high in moisture content I should say – the quality is not there. And it’s going to be a problem.”

Weather Much Different For Illinois Farmers In 2013

Jul 8, 2013

This year's cooler, wetter weather is much different than what Illinois farmers were dealing with last year. Last year's drought almost appears to be a distant memory for growers.