Harvest behind schedule this year

Harvest behind schedule this year

With the late planting season this year, the corn harvest in LaSalle County is behind schedule.

LaSalle County Farm Bureau President David Isermann says the soybean crop is in better shape.

Isermann estimates that local farmers have probably harvested less than twenty percent of corn and beans so far.

He says it’s hard to guess just how much the late planting season will impact yields.

Each year, farmers are racing to get crops planted, grown, and harvested before heavy frost sets in.