Farmers Looking for a Better Harvest

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- This weeks nice weather will allow farmers to get back in the fields harvesting corn and soybeans. After last years devastating drought, local farmer Gary Shedd is hoping for better numbers.

The cool and wet spring delayed a lot of fields from getting planted on time. This has caused the yield to be below average, but still significantly better over last year. Farmers can make up some of that loss with insurance and hope to make up the rest with above normal quality.

"We are getting into an average year but we are still down about 25 percent from a normal year thanks to the dry July we had on our corn crop.The grain quality has improved at this time with recent heat and everything so i am optimistic with the potential in this crop," Shedd said.

Harvesting will continue through October.

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