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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