My Own Mini Crop Survey

This weekend we drove all over Will, Grundy, Livingston and Kankakee counties in Illinois scoping out places to find Mazon Creek fossils (yes, we drove over the Mazon Creek or River several times but did not go into the town of Mazon). While we did not find many good fossil sites until I had talked to the park ranger at the Mazon Braidwood State Fish and Wildlife Area, I did stop at several fields. What I can tell you is that the corn is 10 feet high and tasseling. The soybeans are 3 feet high and flowering. The yields in these areas are going to be very very high. I would not be surprised to see yields this fall in the neighborhood of 160 bushels per acre and more for corn. I guess what they say is true: “Rain makes grain”.

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