The harvest has been moving along at a pretty good pace. We finished the corn on Tuesday the 18th. The corn crop was not the the one we had anticipated just a few weeks ago, it finished just below our 10 year average. It was all harvested while it was still standing, and we were glad to have it out before the wind and weather of this past weekend. The soybean harvest started on Monday the 17th. We are are just over 1/3 done with the beans and, unlike the corn, yields have been exciting. So far everything we have done has been at least 10 bushels to the acre above each farm’s 5 year average! Beyond harvest, we have been working on preparations for next year’s crop. All of our cover crops have been seeded and more than half have emerged. During this most recent rain delay we are getting seed orders made and making decisions on next year’s herbicide programs. The weekend rain total at the shop was 2.2″. It will take some sunshine and wind to dry things back out. We will be lucky to get back in the field this week.
On a side note, we have been seeing many bald eagles this harvest on farms near the lake. The pictures below are from the Niewold farm but we have seen eagles on multiple farms for several days in a row now.