FILE - This Aug. 30, 2011 file photo, farmer Jason Podany uses combine to harvest corn near Farmingdale, Ill. The sugar and corn industries ended their billion-dollar bitter battle over sweeteners Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in a secret out-of-court settlement. Both sides announced the deal that puts an end to a trial that began nearly three weeks ago in Los Angeles federal court pitting sugar against high fructose corn syrup. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Farm income decreasing

It’s a nerve-racking time for area farmers as income projections for this year’s and next year’s harvests are not looking very profitable.