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Soybean harvest underway in area

Greg Koetter harvesting soybeans west of Albion last Friday.
Farmers were in the fields at many locations across Boone County this week harvesting soybeans and high moisture corn, and finishing silage cutting.
Soybean harvest was estimated at 10 to 15 percent complete, with mostly dryland acres harvested. Yields were “a little disappointing” due mainly to dry August conditions, according to Scott Reinhart at Country Partners Co-op.
“The dry August was a real kick in the shorts for our area, especially when you consider the bonus we had last August (2019),” said Reinhart.
Last year’s August rainfall in Albion totaled 5.26 inches, while the 2020 August total was .65 of an inch.
Early dryland soybean yields ranged mostly from 40 to 55 bushels per acre, with some as high as 60.
Complete story in the Sept. 23 Albion News print and e-editions.