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Farmers in Western Illinois are beginning the 2012 corn harvest.  Several combines are already rolling in Mercer County and Jeff Kirwan of New Windsor says he'll begin picking corn next week.

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He expects to see a lot of variability with yields.  Kirwan says Sunday's two-plus inches of rain in Mercer County should really help the soybean crop, but won't have much of an impact on corn.

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