Winter Wheat Harvest off to an Early Start

Winter Wheat Harvest

Winter Wheat Harvest in June?  Early June is unseasonably early to begin harvesting winter wheat crops, but with this year’s extreme weather shifts along with high heat, triggered an early start for most farmers south of I-70.  In today’s issue of FarmWeek by the Illinois Farm Bureau we dig deeper into this topic.

Read the full article including input from our own Dave DeVore as he discusses the impacts on this year’s yields due to excessive heat and dry spells in the southern part of the state.  The northern part of the state is still on schedule although heavy rains pounded portions of the area last week:

June 25, 2018