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Yield Challenge Illinois: Dan Arkels

In 2014, Dan Arkels, soybean farmer from Peru, Illinois, became the first verified 100-plus bushel soybean grower in Illinois with 104 bushels beans. In 2015, Jason and Robert Lakey topped his record yield with a bin-busting 108 bushels. Now, Arkels wants his top producer title back. With beans planted on April 17, he’s gunning for 150 bushels this season.