Illinois, Iowa farmers outline harvest expectations

Illinois, Iowa farmers outline harvest expectations

Yield expectations are mixed bag as corn and soybean harvest gets underway in the Midwest.

Western Illinois farmer Matt Swanson says harvest will likely kick off in the next week and he’s not sure what to expect.

“We’ve got crops that didn’t emerge well because of dryness. We’ve got crops that emerged fantastic and then got tangled up that are now almost laying on the ground. So as far as yield expectations, I don’t have any because I have no idea what we’re going to get into.”

Central Illinois farmer Brendan Bogner says he is closer to two weeks out and crops in general look good.

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