Things are looking good after the recent rains. We have had nearly five inches here at the shop since the beginning of the month. The soybeans are fully flowered and the corn will be tasseling by week’s end. Plant health looks great, but we will continue to scout for disease as the warm damp conditions look to continue. Insects have yet to cause any concern in either crop.
We took some time today to do some filming for Great Plains Manufacturing. They sent a film company to visit the farm and document our experiences testing their soybean planter the last two seasons. They conducted interviews, filmed around the farmstead, filmed in the fields, and captured some footage from the sky via drone.
Last week Reid stayed at the farm. He had his first experience driving a tractor on his own! Other activities included fishing the pond, fishing the lake, slip-n-slides, and the pool.
So far the crop looks as good as ever. We were happily heavily sold on soybeans before the trade war entered high gear. I’m sure we will get more chances to make profitable sales before harvest. In our neighborhood it looks like we have a high potential for another record crop. It will take outside forces to prop the market back up, supply looks like it will not be limiting.