UNDATED – Some farmers in LaSalle County are still out on the fields getting harvest wrapped up. As December came around, farmers locally and statewide were hoping to be done by the new year. However, this past month weather has not been in the favor of farmers, leaving most fields too soft for combines. In Southeastern LaSalle County, Farm Bureau President David Isermann says recently the region has had over an inch of rain and two rounds of snow that added to moisture.
Isermann believes county fields are 98% harvested. The final numbers for the 2019 growing season in Illinois are set to be released on January 10th.