Harvest has begun for some farmers in the state. Reports have combines rolling from southern Illinois to the central part of the state around Decatur and over to Rantoul. So it’s easy to figure that the crop is maturing ahead of normal. USDA Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener says that overall crops in the field continue to look good.
As harvest slowly starts around the state it’s always a good time to remember that means slow moving equipment will be on the roadways.