Elliot Farms near Monmouth in Warren County, Ill., were averaging 203 bu./acre at 19.5% moisture in this field.
Huston Farms near Roseville, also in Warren County, Ill., reported yields were coming in at 180 bu./acre with 18% moisture.
Manager Shelly Tweedy reported corn yields across a 10-mile radius of Chapin Farmers Elevator Co. in Morgan County, Ill., at 100 plus bu./acre with an average of 15.7% moisture.
Yields across a 20-mile radius of Gateway FS Inc., located at Percy in Randolph County, Ill., were much below average, only totaling 30 bu./acre at 15.7% moisture.
Scott Trennepohl had only harvested 50 acres near Middletown in Henry County, Ind. His overall yield was 30 to 45 bu./acre at 13.5% moisture on RM 3 soybeans. He noted corn was running 80 to 100 bu./acre at 23 to 26% moisture.
A nearby field with an RM of 3.2 still retained most of its leaves. Several farmers mentioned that soybeans were popping out of their pods due to erratic weather conditions.
Despite being 50% below normal moisture levels for the growing season, Douglass Farms, located near Markle in Wells County, Ind., reported soybean yields were averaging 50 to 55 bu./acre at 13% moisture.
Roger Phebus, who farms near Morenci in Lenawee County, Mich., was harvesting his first field when a light shower stopped the combine. The average on 34 acres was 46 bu./acre, 5 bu. above his five-year average. With only 2.5 in. of rain since July 1, he hoped yields would run 80 to 100 bu. on corn.
Near Muskego in Waukesha County, Wis., Jack King thought his yields would average 100 bu./acre on corn and 35 bu./acre on soybeans.
It appeared that harvesting was only a few days away south of East Troy in Walworth County, Wis.
Photojournalist Harlen Persinger reports that yields and harvest conditions were quite variable during a three-day swing that covered 1,600 miles across four states from Sept. 19-21.
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