Lee County

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Larry Hummel of Dixon has been farming with his brother since 1975 in the corner of Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside counties. They raise corn, soybeans, and a little wheat.

As harvest winds down, so do the CropWatcher reports. I always like to do a bit of retrospective of the year, so here it goes. Spring was nothing like last year. Crops went in on time and were off to a good start even though cold weather tried to slow them down. Rains were plentiful and a bi…

The bearing on the cleaning fan went out and was shooting sparks throughout the combine as we started our last field of soybeans. After an hour and a half of running water and removing panels, we had all the embers out. The only real damage was a wiring harness that had to be replaced and a …