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, well above average but not as good as 2018.  We hope we can say the same when we get to the May and June planted beans, but it is harder to remain optimistic with those planting dates.  We harvested one load of corn around the shop but the moisture is still a little high for us to be comfortable drying it our dryer bins.  Hopefully by next week we can get into the corn and see how it yields compared to the soybeans.