End is in sight for harvest '20

CULLOM – The finish line is in sight for Livingston County farmer Doug Haag, who has finished his soybean harvest and has fewer than 200 acres of corn left in the field.

Results are a mixed bag for Haag who has seen yields all over the place this fall.

“We had some good beans, some poor beans and I am seeing the same with corn,” Haag told The Central Illinois Farm Network on Sunday.

As long as the rain holds off, Haag should finish harvest this week. He said the local grain elevator is keeping up well as his grain hauler rolls right on through the elevator to dump and returns to the field in a timely manner.

Haag’s fields saw decent rain during July followed by a dry August which likely impacted the soybean crop.

“That kind of took a few bushels off of the beans,” Haag said. “I am happier with the corn.”

Even though some growers replanted corn this year, Haag did not. He has already gotten a head start on fall fieldwork as he has been running a disk ripper. Haag anticipates finishing everything by November of the weather holds.

Haag farms mainly between Cullom and Kempton in Livingston County.

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