Harvest progress speeds ahead
By: David Ekstrom
Agriculture.com traveled the Corn Belt to check on early yield reports.
Terry Stoops of Cooksville, Illinois, is finishing up his harvest of 560 corn acres. He's seeing corn yields running between 120 and 160 bu./acre, below his average of 165 bu./acre. For soybeans, Stoops is hoping to average 45 bushels/acre. That would be an average crop. "We have a lot of money invested in producing a crop, when you consider what rents cost and what land costs."