East-central Illinois farmers are hard at it. The Fall harvest is well underway. And weather conditions have been near perfect so far this week.
Many farmers were harvesting Monday. Yields are reported pretty good, so far. Prices may be another story, but record yields are likely for both corn and beans.
And as the fall harvest continues, motorists are again being reminded to be careful on the rural roads. Slow moving farm equipment is the norm during the harvest.
Farm Credit Illinois is promoting National Farm Safety Week with its popular ‘Meals in the Field” program. Area farm families benefit from a free, delivered lunch, courtesy of Farm Credit Illinois.
Dietrich Brothers Farms in Papineau, Kevin Hamrick in rural Donovan, David Andris and family from Milford and Darrell Reinhart of Milford all enjoyed a Farm Credit Illinois lunch so fat this week.
This is National Farm Safety & Health Week and County Farm Bureau offices remind farm operations about safety.