Pictured is Mike Vanderwerf working the fields just west of Springfield.

Weekend weather was favorable for farming

This past Friday area farmers took advantage of the break in the weather to bring in the soybean harvest. According to the weekly USDA crop report, harvest is about two weeks behind average. The lastest crop report shows the soybean harvest is 16 days behind average. Corn is dented or beyond is 2 weeks behind the 5-year average. Corn harvested for grain is 17 days behind last year and 13 days behind the average. Corn harvested for silage is 2 weeks behind average. The sugar beet harvest is 10 days behind average.


Springfield Advance-Press

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