Monthly Archives: September 2016

Fishing and Harvest Report
Sep26

Fishing and Harvest Report

Rod returned from his annual Canadian fishing adventure on Saturday the 17th.  Scott and him had a record year in the number of fish they boated.  The weather was much cooler this late in the year compared to when they usually go in July, but with the fishing being so good, September may become their go to month for future trips. Harvest kicked off on Tuesday the 20th and ran all week before we received a tenth of an inch of rain last night. The hot dry weather dried the corn at a rapid pace.  Corn that was testing 21-22% moisture on Monday was harvested later in the week at 16-18%.  We have harvested about 380 acres of corn so far and everything has been under 20% moisture, drying bills should be low.  Yields so far have also been a very pleasant surprise.  As in the previous two years, the actual harvested yields are surpassing our pre-harvest estimates by 5-15%.  We have not harvested any beans yet but should have some ready by the end of the week. Farm Credit provided us with lunch on Friday in their efforts to promote farm safety.  It was nice to stop for a […]

Harvest is just around the corner….
Sep06

Harvest is just around the corner….

Our first planted corn reached full maturity over the weekend and is in the process of drying down.  It looks like we may be able to get the combine rolling by the end of the month.  The humid weather we had in late August has allowed for some stalk disease and rots to set in.  It should not effect yield but we may be forced to harvest corn wetter than we would normally like, just to ensure it is standing when we get there with the combine.  The beans still look good as well.  They achieved some pretty massive growth due to the ideal moisture they received in August, and not surprisingly, they have started to fall down.  We expect above average bean yields even with the sudden death and white mold problems that have shown up in the last week.  Both diseases have shown up later than we have seen in the past and their effect on yield should be much less than we’ve seen in recent crops. As we get ready for harvest we are also preparing for the 2017 crop.  As most of you realize the outlook for the next few years is grim compared to what […]