That time of year

After poor back-to-back crops, local farmers are eyeing a strong harvest this fall. Sarnia’s Mark Lumley, seen here taking off some of the 2,000 acres of soybeans he planted, said his yields are higher than average thanks to “pretty much perfect” weather conditions. “In Sarnia, we got just enough rain when we needed it but not too much. Lots of sunshine too,” he said. Forecasters say Ontario could have a near record soybean crop this year, with corn not far behind. Troy Shantz