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Even before heading into the field for the 2011 harvest season, producers in Western Illinois are already projecting yield loss.  Rowen Ziegler says his corn crop has taken a beating this summer and his soybeans are also in poor shape. 

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He says a good rain could pump up the beans but he's not banking on that.  While he hasn't done any ear or kernel counts on his corn, Ziegler says he's pretty sure the yield will be disappointing.  He farms 17-hundred acres near LaHarpe.

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