Slow Start to Harvest

The 2019 harvest got underway on Thursday, October 3rd.  We started in some of the April planted soybeans we had near the shop.  The stems were still green but the leaves had all fallen and the grain moisture was below 14%.  We have since harvested about 160 acres on three farms.  Yields have been impressive, […]

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Timely Rain for Both Crops

Yesterday we received 3.4 inches of rain here at the shop. That was just what we needed to finish out this crop.  It had been pretty dry and both the corn and soybeans were showing some stress.   We had our annual farm visit with Ken last Thursday and the crop here looks much better […]

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July Heat and Much Needed Precipitation!

Its been three weeks since our last update and things have really progressed.  All the post herbicide spraying on both the corn and soybeans has been completed.  The cutoff date for post applications of dicamba based herbicides on to soybeans in the state was extended to the 15th and we were able to finish up last […]

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Its All In The Ground!

It’s been about three weeks since our last update and a lot has been done.  We have finally finished up planting both corn and beans.  Corn was finished on the 6th of June and soybeans were finished the 12th.  Replants on the corn were minimal, about 5 acres due to poor emergence.  The soybeans struggled […]

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Can we plant? Should we? Which crops?

It has become a very interesting and complicated spring planting season, to say the least!  Cool WET conditions, markets, crop insurance, trade, and changes to government programs have become the daily challenges of the 2019 crop year.  While we have accomplished much less in the field than we’d like, that time hasn’t been wasted.  It […]

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