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Central Illinois farmers say they're pleasantly surprised the harvest of corn and soybeans hasn't been hurt by this year's wacky weather.

Growers say they're bringing in the usual amount of both crops despite a wet spring, extreme heat in June and a drought over the summer.

David Schneman says his corn yields are at least 25 bushels per acre higher than he expected.

He credits the resilience of modern seed hybrids and good plant population.

Bruce Klein of Lexington says he's expecting a record soybean yield this year.

He says conditions were perfect for soybeans after Aug. 1.

Farmers in the area say they should be done with the harvest in about two weeks as long as there aren't heavy rains.

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