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Area farmers focus on soybean harvest

Combine unloads soybeans into a semi trailer south of Albion.
Combine unloads soybeans into a semi trailer south of Albion.
Harvest is well underway in the Boone County area.
Most area farmers have been harvesting soybeans early this week. Silage cutting is nearing completion, and high moisture corn is also being harvested.
Soybean yields have been variable, ranging from 30 up to 70 bushels per acre for dryland, and from 60 to 80 bushels per acre for the irrigated crop.
Soybeans were running from 10 to 15 percent moisture early this week, and good quality was reported.
Soybean harvest was estimated Monday at 10 to 20 percent complete in the area.
Corn harvest is just getting started in the area, and agronomists said moisture content is still mostly in the low to mid-20s.
Details in the Sept. 28 Albion News Print & E-Editions