ROCKFORD (WIFR) – After a late start to the planting season farms say this summer’s corn crop is growing strong.
Farmers say this summer’s weather has been perfect for the crop because corn grows the best when it’s 85 degrees and a little bit humid. Across the state, some farmers are preparing for a record breaking harvest, however it’s not the same story here in the Stateline.
“IT’s still a little bit too early to tell on record breaking. We’ve got the potential, but like I said if we don’t get some rain here in the next few weeks it’s going to start taking the top end off of things,” said Stephenson County famer Chad Bremmer.
Bremmer says the corn market is down considerably about half of what it was going for back in 2012, so they’ll need to have a lot of bushels to make up for that loss.