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  • 8/23/2016 Jackson County, IA: Here in Eastern Iowa i forgot to add that sudden death is more prevalent than ever here. Corn Leaf diseases are not really showing up at all yet. Still wonder about the crop size, even though it looks really good. Seems to be a fair amount of tip back on the ear and people are starting to be concerned about the accelerated kernel fill with the warmer than normal temperatures

  • 8/23/2016 Butler County, MO: Soybeans flooded at R6! Not sure extent of damage at this stage. Thousands of acres flooded in SE Missouri this week. Picture is of crown line.


  • 8/23/2016 Cavalier County, ND: We are having very wet conditions with massive crop losses

  • 8/22/2016 De Kalb County, IN: Here's one for you, see if you post this, crop insurance adjustment on corn = 20 to 40 bu / acre , being cut for silage

  • 8/22/2016 Tippecanoe County, IN: We received a two inch rain on the 15th and 16th, which was the first decent rain in close to three weeks. Our corn on the lighter ground was starting to show the stress and I suspect we've lost some potential there versus our record in 2014. Our darker ground could be in position to challenge that 2014 record, however. Our best soybean yields were also in 2014 and I could see that record being challenged. The USDA has the Indiana corn yield at 187, which is just a bushel below 2014. Given the fact that we planted this year's crop later and the NE corner has been fighting dryness for much of the summer, I think they could be high by 7-8 bu/ac.

  • 8/20/2016 Woodford County, IL: Crops in the area are as about as good as you could wish for. Lot of 220 to 240 corn out there. Beans 60 to 70 bu would be my guess. lots of bushels out there, it's a shame it ain't gonna be worth a tinkers damm. Gonna be a real treat trying to market this crop. Everybody stay safe this harvest.

  • 8/18/2016 Elkhart County, IN: Indiana at 188 bpa, whatever all our corn has severe tip back.


  • 8/18/2016 Branch County, MI: The season started off too wet in April and pushed corn planting back to the 2nd week of May. This will cause some problems on dry down this year, as we have had decent moisture most of the summer and the crop is not showing any signs of drying down even with the high heat. The corn crop looks to be good at this point. We hit a dry and windy spell at the end of May and the soybeans would not germinate. After a few rains the beans were up, but would not close the 30 inch rows. We have sprayed the beans twice and it has become apparent that the Velvet Leaf and Giant Ragweed will no longer die with 40oz of Roundup or Durango. We also tried Acuron this year for Corn, because the Lexar was no longer available, that was a huge disappointment, as there was no grass control from the spray. The NK corn had poor germination this year and prevented an even pollination of the corn. I will not be buying any Syngenta products in the near future, as their products and field service reps are way below par compared to other companies. I will chime in on the Radar imaging Apps. We have rain gauges at all of our fields and the Radar Imaging Apps have been off consistently by 60%. That technology needs a little more tweaking to be accurate compared to actually measuring the rain fall.

  • 8/18/2016 Jackson County, IA: Here in east-central Iowa. Things still look about as good as they possibly can. Had a pretty decent week of weather to make some decent dry hay for once. We've been lucky enough to miss all the severe weather when it rolls through the state. Corn silage Harvest may start in a week to 10 days.



  • 8/18/2016 Jackson County, IA: Things still look about as good as they possibly can.
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  • 8/18/2016 Meeker County, MN: To the gentleman from Putnam County IN, people needed 4.00 to break even. Heaven forbid they make some money to live. Sounds like you are a government payment fan and don't care about profitability since the gov't will take care of you!

  • 8/17/2016 Putnam County, IN: I've been looking at the comments posted on here for the last 2 weeks and see a lot of negative opinions on this current market. In reality we probably couldn't be in a better position right now. When the report came out on Friday it should have devastated the bean and corn market, but after going sharply down early in the session we got a huge market rally. Since the report, November beans are UP 50 cents !! Corn is UP 10 to 15 cents after seeing a usda number of 175.1 for corn and 48.9 for beans ! Are you kidding me ? We should be looking at $ 9 beans and $ 3 corn. Next week the pro farmer tour begins and their numbers will probably be lower than usda. What will the market do? We got the big number 1st this year and it gave us a big rally. If we get lower pro farmer numbers and a lower usda number in September we could be looking at a big rally. Sell on this rally and then sit tight until pro farmer numbers start to hit the market, if there is another rally, sell some more. Sell some more in September if there is a rally on a lower usda number. I don't think we are in near as bad of a position as everyone is saying on here. Seems as if the market goes up it equals complaining and if the market goes down it equals complaining ! To many people on here say they need $4 corn, if you need it then why didn't you sell it when it was $4 back during the 1st ten days of june ?? When are the chronic complainers ever happy ??

  • 8/16/2016 Dekalb County, MO: Talked to a local seed dealer/agronomist at church on Sunday. I asked him if he had been out in the fields and he said yes. I asked if he went to the middle and he said no. He said from his observations there will be corn on the ground but he's not anticipating a "record" crop in this area.

  • 8/16/2016 Knox County, NE: Resicore applied post emerge one pass at 2 qts with 32 Oz Durango and 20 oz atrazine. Still holding strong, no new weeds even on 36 inch rows with not the best canopy.


  • 8/16/2016 Northumberland County, PA: Crops look good here . After 100 years of Farm Credit the local association is trying to hire a Special Assets Loan Officer. He is the guy who will come tell you they loaned you to much money and the sheriff will be by to nail a sign on your door.

  • 8/16/2016 Meade County, KS: Got Sugar Cane Aphids in milo and gonna have to treat them. No one forces anybody to farm. You don't like prices and feel like you got mislead on when to sale your crops , Oh well that's life. Reach in the closet tomorrow and put your big boy jeans on and quit whining.

  • 8/15/2016 Dakota County, MN: Well record yield! Woohoo! I don't see it last year in MN our farm yields ranged from 220 bpa to 245 bpa as "field" averages. Yes, corn looks awesome from the road this year as good as last year BUT our nights were hot during AND after pollination. Hot nights take more yield out of ones field than you might think. Will we have a good crop on our farm this year (God willing as its not in the bin yet), we should but I expect we will see yields range from sub 200 to 225 on the high end. When the combines roll I believe corn will be a negative surprise, that's what I see. I do see beans being solid but we need to dry out otherwise white mold will start to cut yield as well. I suspect 14.7B for corn is where we end at the top range and beans could do 4.1B

  • 8/14/2016 Caldwell County, MO: Probably the best crop I ever had, beans are 5 ft tall and loaded with pods an still blooming, corn has been dented for 2 weeks.


  • 8/13/2016 Fillmore County, MN: Fellow producers, crops look good in SE MN. We have had plenty of rain this summer. I'm not sure we have gone more than 7-10 days in a row without rain. This however has been extremely tough putting up quality hay. I myself lost some stand to green snap in a July high wind storm, aprx 32k down to 20k. A person does tend to focus on the worst areas. The combine will tell the story. Averaged 208 last year, which personally was our best ever. Not sure with hard freeze on May 15th and wind damage in July where we will be, but I think 200 bushels is still realistic. No white mold in my beans this year, so far. Been in the upper 50's last few years while everybody else nearby seems to be in upper 60's.......hmmmm.....

  • 8/12/2016 Cavalier County, ND: farmer posted that minnesota will have a huge crop this year..... NW minnesota is a disaster area with flooding rains and hail. sugar beets are yellow, corn stunted and beans almost nonexistent. kinda the same in NE ND and there has been 10" plus rain in SE ND the past couple days and that cant be good! Maybe we are a "fringe" area but ohio and michigan and west new york state are too and they are super dry along with big areas of South Dakota and Nebraska..... my point is it all adds up to bring down the " huge" crop in the I states

  • 8/12/2016 Morgan County, WV: Keep on putting out record breaking crops everyone. It just puts more farmers out of business, Corn prices under 3.00, I don't know many guys who can make money at those prices. Keep up the good work, the government loves it when you play right into what they want. Feed the world and go broke doing it. Good luck

  • 8/12/2016 Marion County, MO: June here in northeast Mo. looked like it was going to be a repeat of 1980. We received absolutely no rain for five weeks on our main farm. In 1980 our best field of corn only made 17 bu. (has yielded 225 in good years) As far as not selling up to a persons guarantee as the Hamilton County Ne. dumb-ass suggested its pretty hard to sell when you're thinking you might not raise anything. July turned wet and we're now looking at an average crop!

  • 8/11/2016 Meeker County, MN: Two five inch rains in two and half weeks, this is not good for the low areas in the field. Tile is not even big enough. Too much hail in June and green snap from high winds. Our crops in central MN will be 25 to 50bu less than last year. Will we get moneys to even operate next year and should we raise a crops at a loss and lose more assets.

  • 8/11/2016 Saint Croix County, WI: Pretty easy to figure out people rain or no rain good crop or bad crop. Farmers planted 5 million more acres of corn then last year what business does that on a surplus already, that is what is to blame for no price no profit! So either we need to back production down or have a drought bale us out otherwise get use to these prices and the bankruptcies that are coming.

  • 8/11/2016 Dekalb County, MO: On the radar issue, what looks like is falling here is actually 5 miles west, almost every time. At least it's consistent. One other comment I'd like to make. I challenge any crop expert to make me believe days like today where it's 95 degrees with a heat index or 120 and a 10 mph wind out of the south doesn't take the top end off of the yield. We've had plenty of them. Now we may have a really good crop but I think some of it is gone.

  • 8/10/2016 Clay County, MN: Everywhere I have traveled in this area the corn and soybeans look excellent. There is always the usual hail damaged areas, but over all Minnesota should have one of the best harvests possible

  • 8/10/2016 Newton County, GA: I have noticed the same thing with the weather radar. Has let me down all summer long.

  • 8/10/2016 Benton County, IA: Some stalks nothing



  • 8/10/2016 Henry County, OH: We haven’t mowed our yards since June. Have averaged 214,215,208 last 3 corn years. Hopefully we come in at half to 2/3’s of that this year.

  • 8/10/2016 Minnehaha County, SD: Very interesting comments on here! Radar shows what weather service wants it to because they are "long" in the put game! Wondering why when I sold cash corn they wanted me to buy calls, then market crashed because of phantom radar pics, I'm the dumb a-- listening to the enemy! They got my 7 cents! Elevators are mostly empty around here except for 1 pile along 1-29, so the public can see the so called surplus! I can't figure out with surplus commodities why do us "not pros" listen to the BS about raising 300bu corn! They need every kernel they can get their hands on as cheap as they can get it! Already talking to banker about how to cover losses, but I'm sure I'm the only poor farmer out here! Can't wait to get the "pro farmer" tour going! Can anyone spell "LDP" sounds like fun! Oh yeah crop comments, 3 weeks and counting since measurable rain( actual moisture not radar indicated) and low humidity, top 10-20% of this big crop is gone! I talked to crop ins today, probably ins payments on both corn and soybeans for me! Another profitable year! Can't wait to start this fiasco again next year! I bounced around a lot in these comments but I think most will get the message!??

  • 8/10/2016 Meade County, KS: If USDA predicts a crop over 170 bu and big carry out where will the prices bottom out at. We have such a negative basis now, we are not profitable. Elevators are full of last years corn and wheat from a record harvest. We got a lot of grain to get chewed thru. Dryland corn looks like 125 to 150 bu. Milo 100+ irrigated corn 250+.

  • 8/9/2016 Lagrange County, IN: @York County, NE. Yes. We have commented several times this year when watching the radar that if it is light green, or even dark green, don't bother with the umbrella. It seems unless we had a yellow or red spot over us we were not going to get anything.

  • 8/9/2016 Fillmore County, NE: Agree completely, York county. It's been red and yellow over us several times this summer and we haven't got hardly anything. Think the gov f-ing with radar now too. Now I'm hearing of some ag companies taking your harvest data and selling it to trading houses. Don't know if its true or not but when you think about it it makes perfect sense. What a convenient way of playing the board when you have hard data to go off of. The farmer has to realize you can and will get dicked whenever you turn around. Be good to sleep with one eye open anymore.

  • 8/9/2016 Swift County, MN: In response to York County, NE. I know exactly what you are talking about regarding the radar indicating heavy precipitation and hardly anything falling. Its fooling weather providers like the climate corporation too. This last week I received an e-mail from them suggesting .80 inches of rain when in actuality it only got the ground wet.

  • 8/9/2016 Rush County, IN: Question to all. Are there still corn piles at your local grain terminals, elevators? Here in Rush Co. IN. there are 4 elevators and 1 in near by Morristown IN. and these grain elevators are close to being empty. Just wondering what the rest of the states have.

  • 8/8/2016 York County, NE: Does anyone else notice the radar indicated and other electronic reporting services though our phones, ipads, and computers are reading higher amounts of rainfall then we are receiving? All summer long I have had many times when the radar is red over us and it don’t even turn the ground color or hardly wet the pavement! After a rain event we think a few of our farms received .80 according to our electronic services, so you drive over to shut down pivot and the dust is still blowing on the road. Anyone else noticing this?

  • 8/8/2016 Cavalier County, ND: After a very very wet july we were greeted this wednesday with another 2.75"! Canola is ripening and needs to be windrowed but fields are so wet wont support swathers and the crop is not pulling moisture anymore either! Wheat standing in water at least the parts that didnt drown out earlier in july! The last time its been this wet was 1993 and we burned all the crop that year because of disease. with $4.15 for perfect wheat at the local coop we will be lucky to get $3 fter discounts for scab, low test weight, low protien etc.....only thing that isnt too bad are the beans. wish i had some at least harvest for those are 6 weeks away! If im in business next year ill have to plant some. Hmmmm how do you say crop failure??

  • 8/8/2016 Marion County, OH: We have had the most rain in Marion county by green camp. Farms North are dry. We no till and planted early so our corn is farther along than anyone else and for the first time we had horrific bird damage row after row.


  • 8/8/2016 Lagrange County, IN: As in every year, there are "have's" and "have not's". We've had very little rain in July and only about .2 this month. So, I'll be in the "have not" crowd this year along with most of NE Indiana. Our farms in Michigan and Ohio are probably even dryer. I keep hearing about a big crop on the horizon, so at least I'll be in the double have not crowd with low yields AND low prices.

  • 8/8/2016 Cayuga County, NY: Central & western NY in severe drought our corn actually looks good from road but when you go in 30-40 rows it's horrible!!! Started planting end of April so bird damage heavy on what's there with small ears with big tip back!! Some ears not gonna make anything. If chip Florey & all the rest who do crop tours do a real true tour of entire country then yields will be less than last year. Rain makes grain but heat kills pollination!!!!!

  • 8/8/2016 Bartholomew County, IN: Really tired of mowing grass every 5 days in July and August, but realize that means theres a pretty good crop out there!

  • 8/8/2016 Pawnee County, NE: York county your comment is 100% true. We have been noticing the same thing except in Pawnee county we just cry cause we have no pivots to shut off!! Wonder why or how this is occurring.

  • 8/7/2016 Marathon County, WI: corn looks good, beans looked good until a couple weeks ago now seeing a lot of white mold issues ,10-30% yield reductions or possibly much more, still early. ??

  • 8/6/2016 Blue Earth County, MN: Here in southern mn. No measurable rain in 3.5 weeks corn tipping back beans not flowering like they should. last year big kernels high test weight looks like smaller size and lower weight will be smaller crop. USDA can count kernels all they want but smaller size lower yield. cant wait for john deere tour so Chip Floury can brag how big the crop size is and lower the price .when they take samples in mn. they do not take north of southern third of mn. How do they get accurate readings half the acres don t get checked?

  • 8/4/2016 Madison County, OH: Overall things look pretty good in our area considering what we've been through. We had been very dry but we got lucky and caught a 3" rain last Friday. The rains Friday were very spotty however and I'd say most people missed them. I'd say most corn would probably go 150-180 in our area. Definitely not a great year for us. Talked to a lot of farmers from northern Ohio at a co-op meeting and a lot of them were in bad shape and missed the rains last week.

  • 8/4/2016 Pepin County, WI: Corn looks good from road but when you walk the field you see a lot more tipped back ears then normal. Not a bumper crop here.

  • 8/4/2016 Marshall County, IA: Update from my post last week. Rains are still not showing up in most of Iowa + large spots of other states. 90 degree temps expected today and after the weekend. Crops still look to be on track with last years yields. Populations are higher due to lack of drowned out spots but a lot of small ears/tip back from heat/dryness. Soybeans look better than last year but Sudden Death/disease is coming on strong from a cold spell that hit the first beans planted. Still expecting yields being a wash with 2015 if we can catch a rain before next week - Most of Central Iowa, Indiana is 14+ days without measurable moisture.


  • 8/4/2016 Ogle County, IL: Seen a report from MDA weather services crop tour. No summary for day 1 or 3,. Day 2 was Fulton, Peoria, Stark, Bureau, Henry County's in Il and Muscatine Ia. Ave was 199.5 for 2016, same route last year 205 and 209.4 for 2014.

  • 8/3/2016 Buena Vista County, IA: Lots good looking corn and most beans. Have had timely rains and excellent growing conditions. Had a wet spring that set some back a couple weeks but those fields have recovered. Spraying for aphids has kicked off in past week and some fungicide going on. Lots of 2015 crop in storage yet in the area. Local elevators rushing to move crop out for fall.


  • 8/3/2016 Sampson County, NC: Hello from Northern Sampson Co. Weather here has been a roller coaster. Mild temps and plentiful moisture to 100 deg. and desert conditions. Open silage fields are dead brown to gourd green with corresponding ear size. After last weeks 6 century temp days and 18 days without any rain, chest high beans lost a third of their yield potential. Average to below average crops this year, third year in a row. Unpriced production will not be a problem, filling contracts will, and good luck waiting for insurance to help out still waiting for prevent plant on wheat, they actually had the gall to sent me a due bill on beans and corn. Good luck to all .

  • 8/3/2016 Steuben County, NY: There was spotty rain, we were blessed with1.3", first rain in a month. Corn perked up but is drought stressed again. Very low humidity!! Passed a soybean field that looked fair 2 weeks ago. Now it is totally covered by velvet leaf. Doubt anything will be harvested. It gets much worse north and west, better east and then off to the north east. Cattle and calves going very cheap. Many farmers shipping good dairy cows off to slaughter. Little hay here and little hope of getting hay or corn; forecast hot and very dry through August. Ragweed is in bloom 4 weeks early. What will the bees do come mid August??

  • 8/2/2016 Tama County, IA: Hate to see the crops and markets both go down at the same time. Dry slot here. Marshall county is right on.

  • 8/2/2016 Mcleod County, MN: USDA report says 76% of corn crop good to excellent rating. How many of you farmers got a call from the USDA and asked you how your corn look? Not me, but, f we took a poll, say 100 farmers, would 76 of you be in that category? "Guess 50-60% would say they are, based on "trends" as the USDA would say, the other 10-16% is in the "speculating game", thus, why $2.76 is what we are seeing for futures. Just "speculating here", how many farmers can make it on $2.76 corn. Even with the 30-40% that got marketed in early June at $3.80, averages out to be $3.30 corn. Break even at best.

  • 8/2/2016 Coles County, IL: still waiting for a rain. brown and crunchy yards up to july 4th then 1 1/2 " and a couple 3 tenths and 2 tenths of rain since. yards are brown and crunchy again and the corn ears on high ground are drying up and small. corn is fireing up and rolling up. soybeans are rolling up and pods are not filling and some aborting. rains have been staying to the north and to the south and to the west. it is very dry from Rt.133 to Rt.16 from 57 to RT. 1

  • 8/1/2016 Turner County, SD: 5 weeks of no rain larger than 0.2 inch. makes for corn like this.


  • 8/1/2016 Ward County, ND: Make or break time of year. Crops look good but disease and insects are starting to take hold. If we can get through the next 3 weeks with no moisture we will be ok, if not another Vom year in a making.

  • 8/1/2016 Lincoln County, SD: Had a DUPONT owned company wanted to put in a test plot,we put in 13 numbers from 95-110 day corn.Got a call a few weeks ago the company played off 275 high executive s spent too much money.As of now I will no longer buy from a DUPONT owned company,by the way the corn is pretty decent.

  • 8/1/2016 Rush County, IN: to De Kalb Co.Used recommended rate of Dow Durango.You're right,grass was dead as a door nail,not so the G.Ragweed.Came back in with Sinister&I think its worked! I think corn crop here is about made.Starting to get dry here again.Beans need rain soon to keep growing.

  • 8/1/2016 Audrain County, MO: Local COOP had conference call that included several states. Gigantic crop on the way. Sorry to all those whose crops are suffering. BTDT too. Just like the evening news, bad stuff gets the headlines but there's just way too much excellent corn out there to be ignored. Suppose the mountains of corn that will be piled on the ground and the price will be bad enough to get noticed..."and now for tonight's evening news headline,,,,, $1.80 corn has farmers "concerned"! Back to you David!"

  • 8/1/2016 Dekalb County, MO: My crops got saved overnight. Late planted and starting to hurt. Not sure they would have made the upcoming heat without a rain. Got 2.3. East of here about 15 miles got 6+. More than that in places. Lots of roads closed in those areas. Other side of our county got .4. Weeds in beans are something of a problem and have heard of a few guys that have sprayed twice. I hope to get a good crop in the bins and that's a long ways off.

  • 7/30/2016 Kingsbury County, SD: We are barely holding on! We had 1.69 inches of rain in June and just under 2 inches in July. Corn is hurt but I don't know how back. Still have hope for the beans but we need water soon!

  • 7/29/2016 Marshall County, IA: Precipitation map of the last 7 days. The area that matters is going into a period of high heat next week with very little soil moisture. Most of those areas were in drought-like conditions through June. How is Iowa going to push us to Trendline yields? ... but it sure looks good from the pickup window...


  • 7/29/2016 Marshall County, IA: Crops have looked very good all year due to timely, small rains. We are 7-9 days without rain and have had heat but not a lot of VISUAL stress yet. Local weather shows 0% chance of rain and highs pushing mid 90’s (unlike the national weather forecast that everyone looks at). Most of Iowa looks fantastic from the road but lack of moisture and heat is taking the top end off. Still excellent crops but won’t beat last year’s yields in this state, yet real close.

  • 7/28/2016 Rolette County, ND: we are drowning in NE ND! gonna have lots of holes in the fields and big ones at that! plus disease is showing up in canola and wheat! going to be achallenge swathing canola without getting stuck! looks like 30%+ acres are lost to water and severe lodging due to high wind which also stripped blossoms off the canola resulting in small pods!

  • 7/28/2016 Mclean County, IL: Crops look absolutely amazing here in McLean county IL. I think we have yet another record breaking crop heading to the bins this year. We are getting timely rains and heat. Corn has been tasseled since July 1st. I see another August harvest peeking around the corner! My guess is anywhere from 180-250 on corn around here and 60-85 on beans

  • 7/28/2016 De Kalb County, IN: to Rush County , In. same problem on the glyphosate spraying, mares tail, giant ragweed, velvet weed , lambsquarter, and other weeds, will not kill them, went from one qt. to 1.5 qt the 2nd pass and even 2 qt. per ACRE , only thing it will work on is grass , hearing lots of other complaints, did you use a DuPont product of Abundit ? to the crops: need rain bad some corn and beans look terrible

  • 7/28/2016 Monroe County, MI: Areas with good crops should be thankful. In southeast Michigan our crops look tuff. The corn will probably range from 70-150. The beans 20-40, on the good ground last year we had 70 bushel

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