Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
Local fields, such as this one on Ind. 9 near Ind. 14, have been bustling with combines as farmers work to harvest this seasonâ€™s crops.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Farmers in Whitley County are nearing the end of fall harvest season despite the recent rain.
â€śWe are slightly ahead of normal on corn and a few days ahead on soybeans, but not on record pace with either one,â€ť said Dave Addison, with the Whitley County 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture and Natural Resources.
â€śMost of the farmers have been diligently working on harvesting corn and planting wheat for next year.â€ť
Addison estimated Whitley County farmers have completed approximately 70 percent of soybeans and 40 percent of the corn harvest.
â€śWe would like to have everything wrapped up by Thanks-giving, and at that time, there will probably be a field or two that doesnâ€™t get done, but most of the work will be completed,â€ť said Addison.
Addison said the recent rains over the past few months have greatly contributed to moist soil, making the conditions ideal for winter wheat planting.