Illinois soybean harvest underway
By: Mike McGinnis
After a largely disappointing corn harvest, soybean yields are looking better in early action.
Butch Green farms outside of Ellsworth, Illinois. Standing next to this rented 36-acre field, Green watches his wife and grandson combine soybeans. Green says he finished the corn harvest over a week ago, the earliest of his long farm career. His corn yields ranged from 160 bushels per acre to 190. "I'm satisfied with the corn yields, but disappointed the yield potential was hurt by late-season dry weather.