Coles County

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Todd Easton raises corn, soybeans, and wheat on his farm near Charleston.

Harvest has definitely hit its peak here in Coles County. The soybean crop is down to the short rows by now. The yields haven’t changed, mid 60s to mid 70s catch most of the crop, which could have been so much better with just a little August rain. Several combines have switched to corn find…

This harvest’s slow start gained momentum last week as elevator drying incentives and ripening beans brought more machinery out of the shed. In true fashion with the year we are in, there are a few surprises out in the fields. The dependency on August rainfall is still a big factor for bean …

 Harvest has started in Coles County in several soybean fields with early numbers planted in them. Yield reports so far are in the high 60s and low 70s - great numbers for early groups. Quite a few fields look like they will be ready in the coming week. We will probably see combines all over…