Southern Wisconsin farmer expects decent crop yields

A southern Wisconsin farmer is pleased with how his crops are turning out this year. 

Doug Rebout says, “It’s going to be better than an average year. It’s not going to be a record year but I think it’s looking like it’s going to be a really good year.”

Rebout and his family grow corn, soybeans, and hay near Janesville, just north of the Illinois line.  Rebout tells Brownfield he had a dry spell in late June and early July, but he’s expecting good yields, especially for corn. “Two-hundred bushel an acre is what I’m thinking, and with soybeans, between 60 and 65.”

Rebout says with about 25 hundred acres of corn, he’s already been marketing some of the new crops. “We’ve got some marketed already. We’ll continue to market throughout the fall harvest. We’ll store a bunch and what we don’t have room to store and what we don’t have sold, we’ll probably have to sell by the first of the year so we don’t have to pay storage on it.”

Along with growing crops, Rebout also serves on the Wisconsin Soybean Association Board and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection board.

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