The Illinois Ag Statistics Service reports that, as of Sunday, 36% of the state's corn crop is harvested. That compares with the long-term average of 13% for this date.
Illinois' sorghum harvest is 12 percent complete vs. the 9% average.
Three percent of soybeans are harvested, just slightly ahead of the 2% average.
Here are some of the responses to IFB's yield survey from members this week:
- Allen from Logan County said he expects only "half of a corn crop" this year.
- Mike from Saline County said "This is the worst crop I've ever seen."
- Norbert from Shelby County reported that he's only harvested 1,400 bushels from 210 acres of corn.
- Kevin from Jefferson County said his corn is ranging from 15-45 bushels per acre.
Meanwhile, University of Illinois dairy specialist Mike Hutjens has developed an aflatoxin video for livestock farmers on how to handle aflatoxin-infested corn.