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Here's a sampling of what some folks are saying:
Cattle on supplemental feed in East Texas.
(Texas AgriLife Research photo by Dr. Monte Rouquette Jr.)
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-- Iowa County, Arena Wisconsin
Corn is still plentiful in the fields. I would put harvest at somewhere around 60%. Some are done, some barely started and some in the middle. Yields in general have been good with the majority falling in the 180-230 range. You hear of some isolated cases of 150-170, but you just hear of a lot right in the 200 range. While many harvested their best corn crop last year, some of those will break that record this year. In general test weight is lighter than normal 54-57 is very common while damage has been tolerable at 2-8% for the most part. Moisture and wet ground is the challenge many face. The crop has dried considerable, but the June plantings are still running 19-25% and with drying days gone for the year we will have to dry the crop or take the discounts which can add up in a hurry. A good weather week forecast so I suspect we will see corn harvest get going again, but I’m pretty sure there will be quite a few fields of corn still standing in December.
-- Southwest Ohio
-- Slaughters, Ky.
County gins in the Rolling Plains were getting a steady supply of cotton modules the second week of November, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel.
(Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo by
Dr. Todd Baughman)
-- Brown County, S.D.
-- Chippewa County, Minn.
Still a large amount of corn to be harvested but as guys finish beans they seem to be content to harvest no matter what the moisture. The late May corn is down into the upper teens. The June corn is still in the low to upper 20’s depending on maturity and when it was planted. Yields have been exceptional in general. Seems like everyone has a field or a few that have poor stands and probably should have been replanted or at least touched up. Those fields are running in the 140-170 range and make up a limited amount of acres(maybe 10-15%). The fields with good stands are yielding real well. 180-220 seems to be common and with good drainage and high management reports of 230-240 are not uncommon. It would appear to me that at least 50% of the corn is still in the field and it may be more like 60%. Some grain quality issues are around but usually damage is under 10% and most is at or under 5%.
Hay producers were either waiting for fields to dry out to either plant small grains or winter pasture or try to take one last cutting of hay.
(Texas AgriLife Extension photo by Robert Burns)
-- Roseau County, Northwest Minnesota
-- San Luis Obispo, Calif.
-- Sara Schafer, AgWeb Crops Online Editor
-- Darrell Smith, Farm Journal
Conservation & Machinery Editor
-- Southwest Ohio
-- Northwest Minnesota
-- Walcott, Iowa
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