Sangamon County

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Jimmy Ayers raises corn and soybeans on his farm near New City, which is five miles south of Rochester.

Another dry week with combines rolling hard. In some places it is hard to find crop left to harvest. Some have finished completely, some have finished beans. Fieldwork is all over the board with many different tillage tools being used. Cover crops have been sowed on a small number of acres. …

Another dry week. Lots of fields were harvested last week. Soybeans 60 to 90% complete corn 40 to 60% complete. Soybeans still 60 to 80, corn on corn have seen lower yields than corn on soybeans. Yields of corn and soybeans are less than previously expected. Field work, fertilizer, and lime …

We had a half-inch of rain last week. It slowed bean cutting for a day or two. Corn was stopped on some farms for a day while others just kept shelling. Bean yields are in the low 60s to upper 70s for most of the crop that has been harvested so far. Not sure of corn yields yet. I’m hearing 1…

Another dry week in Sangamon county. What a difference a week makes. Combines are rolling everywhere you turn. Early group 2 and 3 beans are ready and being harvested. More combines were harvesting beans than corn last week. Many running corn in the morning and soybeans from midday on. Cornf…