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Read the latest crop reports from the fields across America! Also, submit your own comments.

June Crop Comments

Jun 30, 2014

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Here's a sampling of what some folks are saying: 


  • 6/30 - Plymouth County, Iowa: Rain+sun-hail-flooding-latefreeze=grain. #lakeallisgone

  • 6/30 - Caldwell County, Mo.: Crops are doing good

  • 6/30 - Dodge, Neb.: 16 inches of rain in northern Dodge county and hail to go with that soybeans look worst i have seen since 1993 not looking good.

  • 6/27 - Dallas County, Iowa: 6 inches of rain in 4 hours for Eastern Polk and Western Dallas Counties Thursday afternoon. Another inch plus, over night with more rain predicted for the next three days. Flash flooding everywhere and trouble coming for those areas that don't drain quickly or well.

  • 6/27 - Adams County, Neb.: crops look great in the area maybe record high yields . lots of rain , far better than drought and declining aguifers

  • 6/27 - Whitley County, Ind.: some winter kill an stanting water kill rest looks good about 70 bu wheat (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's

  • 6/27 - Rooks County, Kan.: Got a couple of fields of thinner continuous wheat cut and just when we get into a field of summer fallow and much better wheat, we get over an inch of rain. Panorama picture from a continuous field (like how it stitches the reel together).

  • wheat harvest 2014 panorama
    --Rooks County, Kan.

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  • 6/27 - Lucas County, Iowa: Wide variety of emergence in fields in this area due to the wet weather. Most farms are planted down here, but many acres planted later then expected.

  • soybeans cc062714  corn cc062714
    --Lucas County, Iowa

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  • 6/27 - Lucas County, Iowa: We planted May 4th and corn is 5-6 feet tall and soybeans are knee high. Fields got sprayed yesterday. Our crops look great, but it varies greatly among the neighbors. A wide array of stands down here, I'm not sure you will see the record yields that USDA predicts.

  • spraying beans
    --Lucas County, Iowa

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  • 6/26 - East Central Iowa: last week, Jackson County received anywhere from 3 to as much is 10 inches of rain. We have been dry for the most part here since Monday. We do have a chance of rain everyday through next Wednesday. I would guess there is still 20% of the first crop hay needs to be made yet. A fair amount got rained on last week and still laying there yet. For the most part, corn and beans are taking the wet weather in stride. There there are some yellow spots in the fields, which I think will be there till the end.

  • tractor rainbow cc062614  field rainbow cc062614
    --East Central Iowa

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  • 6/26 - Union County, N.C.: Wheat was very good this year averaging 72 BPA with no fungus pressure, and a test weight in the 60+ lb. range. The harvest weather was excellent for wheat, but corn could use more rain at this time. Soybeans double-cropped behind wheat are showing as a good stand in 5 days. (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's

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    --Union County, N.C.

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  • 6/26 - Union County, N.C.: Wheat was very good this year averaging 72 BPA with no fungus pressure, and a test weight in the 60+ lb. range. The harvest weather was excellent for wheat, but corn could use more rain at this time. Soybeans double-cropped behind wheat are showing as a good stand in 5 days.

  • 6/26 - Macon County, Ga.: Crops are off to a good start, but a long way to go! Most corn is tasseling and early beans have been sprayed twice that need it as they are about to lap on 36 in rows. First cutting of hay done and have fertilized for the second. Weather is about as good as we could have hoped!

  • Beans cc062614
    --Macon County, Ga.

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  • 6/26 - Fillmore County, Neb.: Corn looked good in the area but now it caught some new leaf disease and whole fields are turning brown and falling over. It is affecting fields at a fast rate. All I can say is if you need corn you better be buying it right now!!!!! Crop will not be there.

  • 6/26 - Berrien County, Mich.: 3.5 to 4.0 inches of rain within 5 miles of us we had a nice stand of beans until yesterday now we have a nice 3 acre lake in one field probably be re planting if it dries out soon corn looks good here if we can finish side dressing soon never a dull moment being a farmer.

  • 6/26 - Chippewa County, Wis.: I would say 20 percent excellent 40 percent good and 40 percent not planted or poor

  • 6/25 - Madison County, Ohio: Overall crops in this area look good other than being so far behind in development. Most years we are a week or two from tasseling but this year half of the corn is waist high and the other half is any stage from waist high to a foot high. Beans are in the same boat anywhere from 3-10 inches. We have been dealing with saturated soils in our area of east central Madison county and things got worse last night. We received another 1.5" of rain. Where the low spots were hanging on they are now under water so we'll have to see if they survive the wetness. Need some more sun. Seems like we haven't seen it much in the last two weeks.

  • 6/25 - Dallas County, Iowa: Probably one of the most variable crops ever produced in the corn belt this year. Maybe one of the best looking crops at this time in my area. Travel any direction from here and things change fast. This would be a good year for the Pro Farmer Tour to do us all a favor and stay home. Please! Every year you guys come rolling through and jack up the speculators with some goofy, Hocus Pocus, Voo Doo numbers you pull out of a hat. Between the Pro Farmer Troops and the USDA Crop Reports, it's a wonder any of us survive all the hype they generate. If this sounds "critical" it's supposed to.

  • 6/25 - Huron County, Ohio: Update from Huron County Ohio. As of 10 pm on the 24th we have had another 2.5 inches of rain and it is still raining! Over 4 inches total in 24 hours. Crops are covered with water in all low areas and standing water everywhere else. No above average crops here this year. Doubtful if side dressing N can be finished now before corn too tall.

  • 6/25 - Jo Daviess County, Ill.: 9 Inches of rain last week. We have ruts and gullies in all the fields and strips. Very uneven looking corn and beans. Still have to make first crop of hay. Going to be a very long summer if this keeps up...

  • 6/25 - Brown County, Wis.: Very wet, planting isn't all finished. New seeding to go in yet and 35% of corn in areas

  • 6/24 - South Manitoba Canada : Well southern Manitoba has joined the ocean of wet in western Canada. Crops are now stressed due to excess moisture no matter where you go in Manitoba and this is pretty general across western Canada. Crops are generally late and lots of unseeded acres lots of drowned out and lots stressed due to excess moisture. No bumper crop in Manitoba this year.

  • 6/24 - Stearns County, Minn.: Fields finally starting to dry out. Corn pushing knee high, spread dry nitrogen right before last rain, corn getting dark green. Sprayed 200 acres soybeans yesterday. They are finally starting to come around. Non-tiled land doesn't look very good, however. Still too wet to cut my grass hay meadows. Should be bumper crop on my winter rye barring any severe storms.

  • 6/24 - Huron County, Ohio: Wet here in north part of the county. We had over 1.5 inches of rain today. On top of the 2 plus inches last week. Lot of beans not planted. Most of those will be prevented planting from what I am hearing. We didn't get last 55 ac done. Ground is just to saturated. Beans that are planted are coming slow. Some corn looks good but starting to show effects of wet weather in places. A lot of nitrogen not put on yet in the area. Not sure when or if it will be. We spent a day spreading urea over top of the corn so at least that got done. Wheat starting to change color a little. Long way to go. Recent storms have knocked a lot of wheat down. Great thing about Ohio "wait 10 minutes and the weather will change". Hopefully for the better. (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's

  • 6/24 - Kossuth County, Iowa: Sorry 20% of our soybean acreage and a like amount of our corn acreage got unplanted in the recent rains and flooding. As they are for the most part too wet to replant yet we are going to be lucky to get them replanted by the 4th of July which is pretty close to the drop dead date for any hope of a harvestable crop from those acres. With an early frost this Fall they could just become a green manure crop. Most of our prairie pothole neighbors in Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota are in the same boat.

  • 6/24 - Buffalo County, Neb.: Total of .60" in May and now up to 9.35" since the 1st of June. Lots of pivots down and hail in many areas. Otherwise crops are looking really good if you were lucky enough to escape the perils. Our corn and beans are about average for this time of year.

  • NE corn cc062414   soybeans neb cc062414
    --Buffalo County, Neb.

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  • 6/23 - Pottawattamie County, Iowa: Crops look good for all the rain we have had. Over 10 inches of rain in the last 16 days. Plenty of wind but little hail. Good crop prospects, but no record.

  • 6/23 - Lee County, Iowa: Heavy rain again today now the river coming up from rain up north hope are best crop in years in southeast iowa don't get totally ruined like 93 or 2008 wheat hay need dry weather. (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's

  • 6/23 - Sibley County, Minn.: 14.7 in of rain from may 31 to june 19

  • 6/23 - Lancaster County, Neb.: Corn crop coming along nicely, as long as you have dodged the "white rain" Beans have been slow to get going but last weeks heat will finally get them jump started. We had to replant 15% of our beans do to hail. We now have full profile of moisture and a few timely rains from here on out and we will raise a good crop....but this is always the problem in eastern NE is those timely rains in July and August. Received a beautiful 1.25 to 1.55 on Friday night.


  • 6/23 - Lincoln County, S.D.: Eight day rainfall total 10 inches in 6 hours

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    --Lincoln County, S.D.

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  • 6/23 - Marion County, Ohio: corn and beans off to a good start. A lot of rain but not a washout. Wheat is several wks behind in harvest which will probably affect acreage back to double crop beans. Fields too wet to sidedress and spray.(Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's

  • 6/23 - Douglas County, Ill.: Everything is mostly planted in the county. Our corn was planted on 4/18 to 4/27 and conditions have ben ideal for early growth. The corn looks as good as I have ever seen for this time of year. Maybe we see the full potential of the seed corn genetics this year. Local elevator managers have been doing there own surveys of corn/bean acres. One says soybean acres up 8%, another one up 13%. This makes sense to me given the winter run up in new crop bean price.

  • 6/23 - West Central Minn.: Record crops on the way!

  • flooded crops minn cc062314
    --West Central Minn.

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  • 6/23 - South Centarl Minn.: With all the rain,flooding & below normal temps, MN will not be adding to the so called burdensome supply so many of the experts said we are going to have. The insurance adjuster called and said it would be at least a few weeks to look at my hail damaged field due to all the claims in MN, Northern Iowa and Nebraska. That seems odd when the USDA said we have some of the highest crop ratings ever. They couldn't possibly be wrong again predicting record yields and coming up short like they have the last 5 yrs in a row could they? Never underestimate the USDA though, the way they can manipulate the numbers and mysteriously find or loose bushels never ceases to amaze me.

  • 6/23 - Henry County, Ohio: Things look great around here. Another nice inch of rain this week. Waiting for it to turn the other way though.

  • 6/20 - Winnebago County, Iowa: Acres and Acres under water. Hail and wind damage. Rivers and creeks flooded, gullies washed everywhere. A lot of damage has occurred across widespread areas of MN and Northern Iowa this week. Forecast is for heavy rain today, tomorrow and on through the weekend. I’m not worried though, just read another article on agweb this morning telling me I will have all time record yields do to perfect greenhouse conditions.

  • 6/20 - Central Neb.: After the last 2 weeks of storms in neb you can take a bunch off this big crop the usda is projecting. Add in all the problems in Iowa Illinois Minnesota and the Dakotas. It ain't there fellas. Don't sell. This market is gonna come back with a vengeance.

  • 6/20 - Monroe Mich.: We were dry, but got a 1.2 inches of rain on June 18 crops are doing excellent.

  • 6/20 - Brown County, Wis.: Finished planting beans on 6/9-got 1st crop haylage put up by 6/14.Rained 1 3/4" 6/16-6/17. Still enuff land not planted in eastern Brown & western Kewaunee Co. Hope to make dry hay by July 4th- crops here have a long way to go-no bumper year for us. Our thoughts go out to the people of Pilger,NE-we got nothing to complain about.

  • 6/20 - LeSueur County, Minn.: of 10 million lakes!

  • 6/20 - Southeast Ind.: The next generation starting on a dryer/storage site that should be more cost effective than what we are presently using.

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    --Southeast Ind.

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  • 6/20 - Sibley County, Minn.: This is before the last big rain of 5+ inches, yes that is a 30 acre lake in a 65 acre field. This is a very common sight in the county and throughout southern Minnesota.

  • Minn cc0620
    --Sibley County, Minn.

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  • 6/19 - Big Stone County, Minn.: Another couple inches overnight. Minnesota now land of 100,000 lakes. Corn and beans underwater and yellow. Weeds as tall as crop with no sprayer able to get in fields anytime soon. This will be the 7th month in a row with below normal temps. I can sleep at night because the "experts" say big crop is coming.

  • 6/19 - Dallas County, Iowa: All crops planted around here, but condition varies a lot in both beans and corn. Corn knee high but lots of height and color variation with in the same field. SB anywhere from 3 to 6 inches tall with many skips. Even with ideal weather from here on out, only an "average" yield expected - a long way from a "record" yield.

  • 6/18 - Harper County, Kan.: Very good moisture for the soybeans and corn.

  • 6/18 - Sanborn County, S.D.: Ten oclock June 16 all of our corn and bean acres north of Mitchell. SD were hit by hail. Corn was close to foot tall. All we have left is stalk. We have beans planted in James River Valley, hopefully that does not flood. Thankfully we had hail and crop insurance.

  • 6/18 - Winneshiek County, Iowa: In our part of the country we went through the wettest spring in 50 years in 2013. We had a record amount of prevent plant acres in our state. But when other parts of the country have good yields the market doesn't care if you didn't get your fields planted. For those of you with prevent plant acres this year, I know exactly how you feel. Unfortunately when it's all said and done we'll probably produce a record crop everywhere else and your acres won't matter. It sure happened to us last year!

  • 6/18 - Dickinson County, Kan.: We have gone from one extreme to the other here in our area. We were dry all winter and spring, and now that the wheat is ready to harvest, we are way too wet. Our corn looks good and the beans just need some drier weather, but there has been very little milo planted in this part of the state. We have had 8-10 inches of rain since the first of June, which is usually the prime time to plant milo. Almost nobody in this area has experience with prevented planting, but this could be the year. We certainly need a change in the weather pattern, but the forecast doesn't look good. (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's

  • 6/17 - Sibley County, Minn.: All the good to excellent corn must be elsewhere than in this county. Many fields still not touched due to wetness, corn small and yellow due to oversaturation. I expect some big surprises on actual acres planted and the actual yields we are a long way from being in the bin with this "huge" corn crop, odds are it wont be huge in Sibley County.....

  • 6/17 - South Central Minn.: Corn Flat to the ground after last nights storm. Streak of Hail on some to our west. Many Acres under water. Corn was already yellow and uneven. Predicting severe storms every day this week. We don’t get record crops in this part of the country when it rains like this.

  • 6/17 - Southeast, Ind.: Finally finished 4 acres of corn we had skipped to allow us to get back to pick up a fence row we had torn out, we skipped it on May 27th! Was still probably too wet to be out there. Corn looks good and beans should take off with warmer weather this week. Everyone is behind spraying, and if dry enough, there will be quite a few acres of beans planted this week in southern Indiana and Ohio.

  • 6/17 - Kandiyohi County, Minn.: extremely wet, 5.5"rain the last 2days on top of saturated soils. Have had 21" rain since may 1st. more on the way

  • 6/17 - Palo Alto County, Iowa : Had over 10 inches of rain the past 2 weeks. Some storms with strong winds and hail. Tornados to the north and south of us tonight. If this is el nino then give us a drought! Just replanted a bunch of corn Friday to only have those acres plus more under water again. Rain isn't making grain around here. Bet the markets will be down again tomorrow.

  • 6/17 - Wells County, Ind.: The good Lord has blessed us with wonderful looking crops. Have received timely rains just need some heat to really help this crop along. Sounds like highs near ninety this week should help a lot. Thanks to each and every farmer out there helping to feed this world. May God bless you!

  • 6/17 - Jackson County, Iowa: 2nd crop hay.

  • hay field cc0617
    --Jackson County, Iowa

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  • 6/17 - Dunn County, Wis.: Another 3" of rain in 2 hours overnight Saturday. That has been the 3rd 3" rain event in the last 4 weeks. Still some planting to do. massive amounts of erosion and gullies all over the area, no-till or not! Some 1st crop has been harvested. Went to the inlaws Saturday in central Minnesota. South of Cokato to Glencoe and Spencer, Hutchinson, about 3/4" of the ground not touched yet. Ponds and ponds of water with ducks floating by in almost every field as far as the eye can see. What a disaster! Father in law said the prevent plant on soybeans won't even cover the rent.

  • 6/16 - Jackson County, Iowa: The weather finally cooperated towards the end of last week to allow some dry to get made Friday and Saturday. Second pass corn spraying is about done along with first pass in the beans if there was no preemergence applied. The first picture is of the "ugly corn". It is looking a little better. Had three crop advisors from my seed company out to look at it last week to help figure out what did cause the extremely ugly corn. It was not because of the nh3 being applied to wet, shallow or deep. It was a combination of our cool wet weather and too much residue keeping the ground to a lot cooler and wetter than places where there was less residue. He also said this would have been the year to apply 30 to 50 units of liquid with first pass spray. Unofficially, I would say 50% of the corn looks good ,25% ok and 25% poor. Overall a lot of the beans look really good.

  • corn field cc0616   farmland cc0616
    --Jackson County, Iowa

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  • 6/16 - Kandiyohi County, Minn.: Feeling very fortunate here as the rains were much heavier to our north. Same field as previously posted, next day. 2.5-6+ inches in the last 36 hours.

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    --Kandiyohi County, Minn.

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  • 6/16 - Siblely Co. Minn.: just got more rain 2.5 inches last to day, that puts the last week at 3.8 inches and the last 4 weeks at 14 plus inches!!! corn small and yellow, beans coming slow, too much rain and not enough heat to get crops going good, chance of rain 6 days of next 10,tough to spray when this wet, big crop coming not hear! need heat and less rain to get average crop maybe.

  • 6/16 - Lac Qui Parle, Minn.: Raining again today and forecasting rain for all next week. We are done side dressing and have most spraying caught up on. Thank God we put down preplant spray.

  • 6/16 - Southern Knox County, Ill.: Went on a 250 mile crop inspection ride on June 14th, through Henry, Rock Island, Whiteside and Carrol counties in Illinois. Saw some good corn, but was also shocked by the yellow beans, short corn, drowned-out spots, fields in need of spraying and 'empty' holes where germination or seedling survival failed. Saw several freshly planted fields, as well. By the looks of it, they've had a tough spring up in that neck of the woods.

  • 6/16 - Kandiyohi County, Minn.: The rain has just begun again, and the corn is going through its drowned out, ugly stage.

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    --Kandiyohi County, Minn.

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  • 6/16 - Sibley County, Minn.: Looks like a repeat of last year, too much rain, significant areas drowned out estimate it to be upwards of 10% of the overall crop land. Just replanted 20% of 2014 corn acres due to flooding...... May need to think about becoming a rice farmer in 2015

  • 6/16 - Buffalo County, Neb.: Roller coaster temps continue here. Several chances of rain that bring enough rain to make haying difficult, but does little to alleviate to drought. We are at about 60% of "normal" rainfall for the year. We have a "good" chance of rain tonight-I hope we get more than our usual .25! A lot of corn has reached "knee" high, and beans are mostly up and growing well. The cattle are out to pasture, and life is good. A Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there.

  • 6/13 - Carroll/Ogel/Whiside Counties, Ill.: We are across the river from East central Iowa. The rains have been very spotty and very from 2.5",1.25,0 within two miles. Beans planted on May 12 are sad compared to the ones planted on May 20 in the same field and same variety. Rain and cold was hard on the May 12 beans. Beans are yellow everywhere. Corn is good,bad and ugly also. This crop is totally unpredictable. Tiles are still dry even in the wet fields. I have seen the worst looking fields finish the best and be disappointed at the final yield of the best looking from this time of year. The Good Lord has humbled the best of us before. We might be in for a good laugh again this year when it is all said and done.

  • 6/13 - McLeod County, Minn.: Rain again. Just got 80 acres of beans in and it rains overnight- .60 and more in some places. That will hault any further planting for another week or more. Many acres took pp on corn and looking like the trend on beans too. Reading today's column by the market analysts. Huge corn crop expected. Funny how that works when you take o bushels/ acre out of production and possible turn them into bean acres, if they get planted. Any corn that got in is in desperate need of dry, hot weather and needs nitrogen. Good luck with that the way this year is going. 66 today and 20 mph winds- not even good haying weather...

  • 6/13 - East Central Mo.: tried every chemical to kill waterhemp. It even survived concrete! Guess we'll hit it again with another yard or two!


  • 6/13 - Somerset County, Pa.: Lots of rain here beans are to be desired and most of the corn looks great what was planted around May 20 th (between the showers) . Corn planted later has lots of stand issues no germination no corn. A lot of acres abandoned this year don't see 158 bu average yeild !!!!

  • sparse corn field cc0613   bean field cc0613
    --Somerset County, Pa.

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  • 6/13 - Southwest Ind.: Corn planted May 12 is mostly at V5-V6. Have had a lot of rain recently making it almost too wet for good crop growth. Beans look good just now getting 2"-3" tall.

  • Corn 2014   Corn at V6
    --Southwest Ind.

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  • 6/13 - Southwest Ind.: A lot of Winter Wheat this past week has turned golden. Harvest should only be a few weeks away if the rain holds off. Lots of head scab in wheat this year, knocked a good chunk off of the yield. (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's

  • Wheat 2014
    --Southwest Ind.

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  • 6/11 - Coles County, Ill.: cold and wet start then hot and dry then cool and soggy. corn was looking rough early then came out of it during the hot and dry couple weeks but now it is looking good above water but starting to yellow on the low areas in the fields. There is still unplanted fields around and fields need sprayed for weeds but we are flooded so all we can do is watch the rain pour down and wonder how much will have to be replanted.

  • 6/11 - Renville, Minn.: Crop mudded in and then heavy rain caused ponding and crop loss. very wet. not a pretty picture.

  • 6/11 - North Central Ind.: In regards to Iowa on 6/10 we had the same thing starting to happen in no till beans but they were roundup resistant marestail that were only 2-6 inches tall. Went in with roundup powermax and first rate to smoke the marestail. Round up cleared up the grasses and broadleafs.

  • 6/10 - West Carroll Parish, La.: Mostly all area corn is in the (roasting ear) stage. All corn has tassled, and is looking very good. Plants are not as tall as last year, due to a very cool,wet spring. Soybeans on beds are looking good,nearly knee high. Flat-planted soybeans are lagging behind and should lap during the next 2 weeks. Cotton is at 10 leaf and up stage. Rice is nearly a month behind, due to excessive rainfall in May. Corn will hit a home run this year.

  • 6/10 - Jennings County, Ind.: Can't seem to get a stretch of dry weather. Beans are yellow corn is starting to yellow. Lots of unplanted acres waiting for a window.

  • 6/10 - Lafayette County, Mo.: all planted, looking fair to good, moisture is good now with 2 in. rain on Saturday and more forecast for Mon, Tues. it is helping the crop and the weeds.

  • 6/10 - Caldwell County, Mo.: We got our beans in by May 20th and milo in May 30th, neighbors corn looks great, our beans really growing, as well as the milo, we sprayed 2/3 of our beans a 2cd time Friday

  • 6/10 - McLeod County, Minn.: Well, mother nature still not cooperating to get in the fields. Many areas of central MN are in the same boat- little or no corn in the ground, spotty at best if it is. Wet, wet, wet. Many areas just saw another 2-3" of rain over the weekend. Prevent plant for corn, beans just around the corner. Corn that did get planted in early May lacks nitrogen and weeds growing- can't even get in the fields to spray. What a year so far....

  • 6/10 - Iowa: I have a field of no till corn , I worked the headlands etc and planted May 14th. I didn't get a chance to get back into the field until Saturday June 7th. From road it looked good. But when I got over the hill I found rag weed from 6 inches to 24 inches. Some spots you could not even see the corn. I sprayed it yesterday with 2 quarts of halexgt I have soybeans adjoining this field to the east and so does the neighbor adjoining to the west have soybeans, everything else is corn. What should I come back in with again to knock these ragweeds down Thanks

  • 6/10 - Custer County, Neb.: We awoke to 2.1 inches in the rain gauge. It is still raining at this time. I think this is the most rain we have received in one event since October of 2012. This will help the grass and crops tremendously. Crops in this area look good. The no till looks uneven to me. The conventional looks better. The best looking corn to me is the strip tilled ground. Great stands and good color. Corn ranges in height from 2 leaf to ankle high. Soybeans are doing good also. The no till beans in heavy residue are just starting to turn the field green when you look across them. One thing is for sure, the corn is going to change amazingly fast now. Some will be knee high by middle of next week. In my conversations with fellow cattlemen, most have all the cows out to summer pasture. A lot of guys delayed turnout as long as possible in an effort to help the grass get established. We had late frosts that slowed development earlier, plus it was very dry and not much moisture in the ground. The recent rains have sure adjusted my thoughts on the potential for crops and cattle this summer. We are very blessed with the recent rains.

  • 6/10 - Berrien County, Mich.: .75 inch of rain this past weekend stop all field work again are ground is soaked I think a heavy dew will stop field work crops are not growing as good as they should be but are not bad. I think are soil is very wet and cold in the root zone still in the 50s at night. we will have good crops probably no bin busters.

  • 6/9 - Black Hawk County, Iowa : In regard to the "Ugly Corn" stage from the 2nd of June. That picture is a classic example of NH3 injury. It was not from applying it when soil too wet necessarily, it comes from NH3 being applied NOT DEEP ENOUGH and migrating up the slot and adversely affecting germination and emergence of the corn. The corn looks nitrogen deficient but it is from impaired rooting technically. if the roots regenerate you might be OK yet, if not??? What is your experience, I am guessing that this was a course soil field?

  • 6/9 - East Central Iowa: in response to a critic...........the NH3 was not applied when it was to wet and that field wasn’t planted to wet. a lot of fields around me have some issues(corn on corn mainly). I put on gas on other fields within the same day or two, but planted almost 2 weeks apart. they don’t resemble one another at all. how do you know what is going on in my area? unofficially I had 6-8" of rain on that field along with 2-2 1/2 weeks of 50-60F high temps and lows in the upper 30’s before it came out of the ground. the green corn is right over the NH3 zone and the yellow are not.the corn roots didn’t have to reach for mt. every year people swear they will never use NH3 again until later in the season when the dry and liquid run out of gas. I live in an area where side dressing is almost impossible. with our hills and contours, we would run over more corn than we would gain by side dressing. I’m not saying spreading some dry/liquid pre-plant wouldn’t be worth it, but normally the "ugly stage " isn’t as noticeable. around me, I would say we once again have "the good,the bad and the ugly"

  • 6/9 - Adams County, Wash.: Most corn in the area look very good right now. It has reached 85 degrees almost every day for the last 10 days. Thanks to irrigation, the crops are doing fine. Corn cultivation is underway.

  • 6/9 - Lafayette County, Wis.: It may be hard to believe but there are pockets in southwest Wisconsin, Northwest Illinois and Eastern Iowa that are still dry. Our water and creek levels are as low as they got in the drought of 2012. Tiles dry. Since April 10, we have had only 2.5 inches of rain. Got .4 and .33 last 2 weeks. Eastern part of the county had 1 to 3 inches of rain. Crops overall look good here, but no subsoil moisture for summer heat. Amazing how so many are too wet, yet there are still dry pockets from the last 2 seasons. Mothers day had a hard shower, crusted a lot of corn and beans, with one neighbor replanting soybeans today, due to a poor stand. Ground squirrels took out 8 pickup truck size pockets of corn, by going along corn rows and digging out seeds on growing corn. With all the no till, and perhaps less insecticide use, moles too are now a problem. Corn reprayed a second time, little weed pressure. Be safe.

  • 6/6 - Cuming County, Neb.: Hail and high winds have taken us from %100 good to excellent to %100 poor to gone. We have field 30 miles apart and everything got hit. I have heard that the hail tract was 30-40 miles wide and 200 miles long! Our 1500 acres is nearly wiped out.

  • 6/6 - Central Ill.: Corn all up and beautiful. No difference between rotational and continuous corn. The secret is 80 units of nitrogen applied 2 inches over and 2 inches down. Eliminates the ugly stage and corn is HAPPY all season unless we have a drought of course. It is more work but what are we working for???

  • 6/6 - Grant County, Wash.: The corn are growing nicely. The weather is finally warming up. The corn have really been puppin the last two week. First cutting hay is done in most areas.

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    --Grant County, Wash.

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  • 6/6 - Fillmore County, Minn.: Most of our corn at this point looks good. However, we do have some wet areas that have thin stands. It was another challenging spring in SE Minnesota as far as being to wet and cool and working in small weather windows. We have finally received some heat in the last couple of weeks. There were many corn fields that needed the crust broken for decent emergence. With that being said, it is far better than last year and I would say we still have potential for a very good crop if the rest of the year pans out. The late planted corn and beans in our area look great. The conditions were much better at during this planting period. We are currently spraying and cutting hay. The hay is the best we have had in 3 years.

  • 6/5 - Delaware County, Ohio: We have had about 9 inches of rain total since may 9th. first 700 acres of corn planted early may is spoty. We have 160 acres left to plant . Most of the area has 5% to plant yet but as of today are switching to beans. Beans are 60 to 70% planted, all the beans and mid may planted corn standesare very good.

  • 6/5 - Northeast Neb.: heavy rain wind and lots of hail....we were so dry before finilly got rain but a lot of crops gone...will have a lot of replant....some fields bare. pivots were upset... I think id rather been in the drough then have the mess we have now.. sure took the toll on crops....

  • 6/5 - Berrien County, Mich.: all our corn out of the ground looks good and stands are good some beans are up good start here sorry to read about everybody else's bad luck maybe price will help later when usda finds there isn't a perfect corn crop good luck to all

  • 6/5 - Southern Knox County, Ill.: The severe weather didn't materialize for us, but we did get 1.7 inches of slow rain which we desperately needed. Our no-till looks good. Regarding that "ugly" mottled, yellow-looking corn field. I'm seeing quite a bit of this. in some locales, maybe 30% of the fields have these symptoms to varying degrees. I've been trying to figure out what was causing it, because I've never seen it so widespread. It's everywhere you go.

  • 6/5 - Robeson County, N.C.: started wheat this week. yields in 60's with low test weight. no rain in three weeks. corn rolling up. (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's

  • 6/5 - Richland County, Ill.: Finish plant May 23. Lots of white heads showing up in wheat last 2 days.(Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's

  • 6/5 - Cuming County, Neb.: Large area of eastern Nebraska was hit by strong winds and hail on the 3rd of June. Might not replant anything and take the crop insurance.

  • 6/4 - Perry County, Pa.: Finished corn on May 24, all now emerged. Finished beans on June 1, most emerged. Got new Great Plains drill this year, best bean emergence and stand ever, new planters are great!! Too many rain showers to make dry hay, will have to wait awhile. Grass hay short due to cold spring but I will not complain about rain, will need this summer!!

  • 6/4 - Dallas County, Iowa: News flash for the East Central IA guy that sent in a photo of his "ugly stage" corn. That aint normal and it aint going to grow through it. It may not be as noticeable later but yield potential has been lost because you put on your NH3 when it was TOO WET. There is an old saying that " a pound of nitrogen is a pound of nitrogen, no matter which form it is applied in ". That old saying is true as long as the application is done correctly. The corn in that photo is not getting full benefit from the N and it most likely has been injured. I suggest you look at how your soil conditions are instead of seeing if your neighbors are going to know if conditions are OK.

  • 6/4 - Pottawattamie County, Iowa: We were 100% planted until 5+ inches of rain fell this afternoon and a wide spread hail storm surged through Pottawattamie county in Southwest Iowa looks like 100% of the beans will need to be replanted. Corn is cut off at the ground I don't know what I'll do with those acres... Well I guess you can't win them all. Good luck to the rest of you we're gonna need your bushels.

  • 6/4 - Morrison County, Minn.: Corn and Soybeans planted. Corn about 3" tall, soybeans just coming out of ground. We received over 3" of rain over the weekend. May have to replant a few spots. Need some heat to get this crop moving as we are a good 2 weeks behind normal. Will be cutting alfalfa during next dry spell, which might be a while.

  • 6/3 - Menominee County, Mich.: We are planting around the wet spots in some fields, but a lot of fields are too wet to plant at all. It rained yesterday and today, so it may not dry out enough to get any more corn planted by the 5th. I only have 40% of my corn planted, but all of my soybeans, since those fields were dry enough to plant. I managed to disk a field on Memorial Day, but it rained 15 min after I was done. There has been standing water in the field ever since.

  • 6/3 - Fairfield County, Ohio: 95% of the corn in and probably 90% of beans in. Most of the crop went in the last 10 days but is coming up really nicely!

  • 6/3 - Northumberland County, Pa.: Finished corn and soybeans yesterday. Suppose to get thunderstorms today, wouldn't hurt. But don't need a down poor. Other guys in the area are starting to wrap up planting also. Crops are off to a great start once again this year.Wheat pushed heads end of last week and now all fields are full heads. Have a safe summer everyone and good luck! (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's

  • 6/2 - Stearns County, Minn.: Had almost 4" of rain over the weekend. Corn and soybeans are up but took somewhat of a beating. My hay strips and notill virtually eliminated soil erosion while my neighbor's fields are all washed out. Corn and soybeans don't work on hilly ground without conservation my friends. This heavy rain pretty much ended the planting here in 2014. Good luck folks.

  • 6/2 - East Central Iowa: Corn going through its ugly stage as I call it. So I'm finding N, some not.

  • ugly stage corn
    --East Central Iowa

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  • 6/2 - East Central Iowa: Got some rain over the weekend.

  • rain  storm clouds
    --East Central Iowa

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  • 6/2 - Cheyenne County, Colo.: On 5-30-14 got first real rain since Sept. 2013. One half an inch. Better than dust storms.

  • 6/2 - Christian County, Ill.: Corn all planted and at V4 stage with soybeans 90 % complete in area. Poor emergence from soybeans planted the May 5th through 10 week due to rain on the 12th. Taking 3 weeks to emerge.

  • 6/2 - Cheyenne County, Neb.: Wheat started to head last weekend. The wheat that survived the cold and the wind looks pretty good. (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's

  • 6/2 - Venango, Pa.: My corn and oats are all planted I would say most farms in my area are 70% done.





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