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Pete Tekampe

is one of four original Cropwatchers still on the job and farms near Grayslake in Lake County.


Finally got some combining weather in Lake County. Reality finally set in. Beans are doing 0 to 60 bushels per acre in the same field with more and bigger wet spots than we've ever had. Some corn has been picked, but I haven’t heard of the yields. Most of the winter wheat has been planted. They're calling for more rain. I hope most of it misses us. Remember slow down and be safe.


Got an inch and three quarters of rain Monday and another half-inch Wednesday, but the ground is still saturated from the previous week's rain. No corn or beans have been harvested in Lake County for two weeks. About 20 percent of the beans are cut and hardly any corn. Squaw Creek is almost over its banks. Grass in the pasture is growing, and the cows are loving it. Remember, patience is a virtue, and be safe.


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