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Harvest pace expected to increase

High moisture corn harvested west of Albion last week.Only a few fields of high moisture corn were being harvested last week in the Boone County area, but the harvest pace was expected to pick up this week.

Many soybean fields are rapidly drying down into harvest range, and recent dry and sunny weather is pushing the process along.

An early load of dryland soybeans from Boone County Monday tested at 10.5 percent moisture with a yield estimate of 60 to 62 bushels per acre, according to one area agronomist.

If weather stays dry, many area farmers could be harvesting soybeans by the end of this week.