Bringing in a Bumper Crop
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri Sep 19, 2014 02:15 PM CDT

WINDSOR, Ill. (DTN) -- Matt Bennett had to stop the combine to wait for another grain cart on Wednesday, but he wasn't complaining. The yields are that good in this part of central Illinois.

The first field he opened up averaged over 250 bushels dry weight. The field was coming in around 25% moisture. Riding shotgun, I watched the yield monitor consistently put up wet yields in the 300-bushel-per-acre range. The yield consistency was a stark contrast to most years when yields spike as one bounces through the field.

"I have a sentimental attachment to this field," said Bennett. "It ...

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