Illinois Farmers Brace For Winter Season

Central Illinois farmers harvest their corn crops Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in Loami, Ill. The men and women who grew what’s expected to be the biggest corn crop the United States has ever seen won’t benefit from the milestone. Prices are so low that for the third consecutive year, most corn farmers will spend more than they earn. It’s a similar story for soybean producers.
Central Illinois farmers harvest their corn crops on Sept. 14, 2016 in Loami, Ill. Associated Press
Central Illinois farmers harvest their corn crops Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in Loami, Ill. The men and women who grew what’s expected to be the biggest corn crop the United States has ever seen won’t benefit from the milestone. Prices are so low that for the third consecutive year, most corn farmers will spend more than they earn. It’s a similar story for soybean producers.
Central Illinois farmers harvest their corn crops on Sept. 14, 2016 in Loami, Ill. Associated Press

Illinois Farmers Brace For Winter Season

After heavy rains and an unusually wet spring, Illinois farmers are now in a race to harvest their corn and soybeans before the winter season.

Reset checks in with a farmer in Kewanee, Ill., about the challenges corn and soybean farmers are facing this year.

GUEST: Kate Huffman, sixth-generation Illinois farmer