Corn harvest starting
Local farmers welcomed recent warmer weather and wind, hoping it would help bring down the moisture in the kernels. Because if it doesn’t dry in the field, the remaining option is to have the crop dried in high-temperature dryer, which adds considerable cost to the producer.
“Right now, it’s really wet out there,” said McHenry County Extension Agent Raquel Dugan Dibble. “And it costs 80 cents to a dollar a bushel to dry corn, so that’s pretty expensive.”