Farmer wraps up harvest in challenging year
November 11, 2019 By Julie Harker Filed Under: Illinois, News
An Illinois farmer says she’s glad
harvest is over. Roberta
Simpson-Dolbeare farms in west central Illinois near Nebo.
“We had to do a lot of jumping
around to find soybeans that were dry enough to be ready to harvest but we finished
Saturday so we were just delighted before this weather changes again.”
She tells Brownfield it’s been a
challenging crop year from start to finish.
“We’ve had plenty of moisture. We were fighting floods over here on the
Mississippi River as well as the Illinois River earlier in the spring so that
affected getting acres in in a timely manner.”
Simpson-Dolbeare says they had about 250 acres of prevent plant and their corn and soybean yields have been about average — saying there’s NEXT year to look forward to. She’s a district director for the Illinois Soybean Association, chairs the Marketing Committee and represents ISA on the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health Committee.
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