Soybean Crop Stolen from Illinois Farmer

 Friday, October 24, 2014


A local farmer says he’s out more than $18,000 after someone combined 18 acres of his crops in Jo Daviess County.
Matthew Schuster is a Dubuque-area farmer who also has land he rents in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, for crops. He said over the weekend he went to check on his soybean crop and noticed 18 acres had been harvested. "They flat-out came into the wrong field and flat-out stole these beans," said Schuster. Schuster said he estimates the crops were worth more than $18,000. He said he is lucky that he has insurance to cover the losses.