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-- Dean Holtz, Manchester,Iowa
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Corn continues to drag on for a couple reasons. First it has been showering every other day for the past week so not much progress can be made in down corn. Secondly moistures of the June corn are still in the 19-21% range so those without some type of reasonable drying facility can’t get much dried in a day. Thirdly the yields continue to be above average which has caused for lack of storage at the elevators and a struggle keeping the crop away from the combine. I would estimate corn harvest at 60%. The May corn is all harvested and most yields were above 200. The June corn is really not much behind it. We have harvested 1/3rd of our June corn and we are still seeing yields at or over 200. I suspect many of us will harvest our largest yielding corn crop ever. I look for our farm average to be at or near 200, a hurdle we have only eclipsed once before. Never in my wildest dreams would I have dreamt these kind of yields with June planted crops.
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-- Near Niantic, Illinois
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