harvest How Much Corn Could You Pick by Hand in 20 Minutes? By Abby Wendle • Oct 30, 2015 Abby Wendle I wiped my palms on my jeans, tugged at the bill of my baseball hat, and took a deep breath. It was my first time competing in the annual Illinois State Corn Husking Contest at the end of September and I was nervous. Soon, Cheaper Meat at the Supermarket By Abby Wendle • Oct 16, 2014 Sam Breach Farmers are harvesting a record corn and soybean crop this year causing the price of grain commodities to tumble, which is great news for livestock producers and people who love bacon. Farm Families Follow Drought with Record Harvest By Grant Gerlock • Oct 22, 2013 Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media Nancy Friesen sat nervously at the controls of a giant John Deere combine that made the corn stalks look like match sticks.