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Kevin Raber

Kevin Raber farms near Browns in Wabash County. He is an original Cropwatcher.


We had a good week for harvest here in southeastern Illinois. Harvest is in its final stages. Many area farmers are done, but I will need another week or so to finish. My beans have been good. In fact, I have been as pleased with my bean yields as I have been disappointed with my corn yields.


Got back to the bean field last Wednesday. Rainfall amounts were small, but dreary overcast days were not good for drying. My bean yields have been good, but not as good as last year. Some wheat is up, and it looks good. Some is being sown now.


Rainfall amounts of between 1/2 to 3/4 inch fell Wednesday. I was back shelling corn Thursday afternoon. Hopefully, I will finish corn Friday. Heavy rains in June, then hot, dry weather in July and August, took its toll on my corn yields.


A good harvest week here in southeastern Illinois. Corn harvest is probably 80 to 90 percent complete. Bean harvest is just getting a good start. Almost time to start sowing wheat.