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Harvest Season Here Again

By Travis Volz

After a unusually good harvest last fall, many area farmers are seeing good but not great yields so far this year.

The 2021 harvest was one of the best in recent years, with statewide averages of 202 bushels per acre of corn and 64 bushels per acre of soybeans.

Farmers this fall are not averaging those types of yields, but they are still higher than normal, according to Jeremy Huge of Clover Leaf Grain in Hoyleton.

“Last year, the stars kind of aligned and farmers saw some phenomenal yields,” Huge said. “This year is a little closer to average, but still good.”

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