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

October Crop Comments

Oct 30, 2013

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

 

  • 10/30 - St. Croix County, Wis.: Just finished combining a 20 acre corn field planted May 15. Field ran 53 b/a with moisture anywhere from 21-29%. Test weights are down around 50-52, which sounds like the average for the area. I was the only one to get corn in the ground in five square miles due to the heavy rains. Elevator was taking in a lot of corn between 25-35% moisture. Can only hope for a better harvest in 2014!

 

  • 10/30 - Gage County, Neb.: Received an inch and a half of rain today, soybeans are pretty well out in this area and most of the corn that is left is still pretty high in moisture, It will be too soft to harvest until at least next week. Beans were above average for yield.

 

  • 10/30 - Winnebago, Ill.: We are down to 40 acres of corn. The beans averaged 65, corn will average 225-230 dry.

 

  • 10/30 - Polk County, Iowa: Just finished the last 80 A of beans Monday night. Planted at the end of May and yielded 27 bu/A. Another 80 on our farm 5 miles away went 34.6 bu/A, planted same day. Just now going to corn, moisture samples vary from 15 to 20%. Family farm in South Central Iowa still waiting to harvest 120 A of beans. Green leaves just now killed by a heavy freeze two days ago. I don't even want to guess at the yield. Their corn still at 28% moisture and 47 lbs test weight. Talk about ugly!! Putting everything in storage and selling NOTHING! I don't care if it sits there for a year or I give it to the neighbor to feed his cattle! I'm not playing the CBOT game.

 

  • 10/30 - Ripon, Wis.: Beans averaged 50 bushel in our area and corn is currently coming off at 20% moisture. Dry yield is averaging 198 bushel per acre.
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  • 10/30 - Pottawattamie County, Iowa: Few beans left around. Corn harvest is slowed by wet corn and long lines. Little corn below 18% and most above 21%. Drying corn and then make room for more. Best corn crop ever. Some guys looking for late November finish.

 

  • 10/30 - Buchanan County, Iowa: Beans been done since Oct. 11 averaged 56 bpa over 1000 acres. Corn anywhere from 112-230 bpa and moisture 16-26. Overall better than expected.

 

  • 10/30 - Clarke County, Iowa: 80 bushel average for corn. Ground too wet this year, poor root and stalk formation, nitrogen washout. The weeds also getting harder to kill. Inputs this year more than crop will bring in. Time to return land to CRP program --- where it belongs.

  • 10/29 - Renville, Minn.: Just finished tillage, good feeling with a good overall crop with little rain. Soybeans were 50-54 bu/ac and corn 94- 230 bu/ac, with overall average 194 on 670 ac. Wonder what 1-2 in. rain in August could of done. Now to have fun trying to market the crop that’s not sold, looks like it could be a struggle…

 

  • 10/29 - South Dakota: Our area received 4 to 6 inches of snow last night. This is on top of 6 to 10 inches of rain since Oct 1st. Freezing rain and snow for the next few days. 40% of soybeans still in the field and 60% of the corn. Corn is wet from 22 to 30 moisture and grain elevators are full trying to dry and a shortage of propane. Soybeans are at 14 to 17 moisture. Yields are all over the board. Soybeans from 20 to 40 and corn from 70 to 150. We had snow to the middle of April so planting date is what made the difference on yield.

 

  • 10/29 - Berrien County, Mich.: First 22 acres of corn 125 dry bpa. I think the reason corn harvest advanced so much this week is that you can get a lot done when you don't have to move as much product.

 

  • 10/29 - Berks County, Pa.: What a difference a year makes! Corn yields 145-270. Beans 55-90. Harvest is winding down and elevators are full and closed some days, open others.

 

  • 10/29 - Kearney, Neb.: We finished corn tonight just before light rain. Average crop -- not a bin buster. Finished beans two weeks ago, above average.

 

  • 10/29 - East Central Iowa: 2013 bean crop in the books. If  beans were in early, on good dirt and no wildlife damage .....50-60 bu./acre, everything else 35-45 bu./acre.
  • 10 29 13 ia
    -- East central Iowa

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  • 10/29 - Oshkosh, Wis.: Beans have averaged 48 bu./acre. Corn will be done on Tuesday. I’m hoping for 180 bu./acre average. DeKalb 52-04 was awesome.

 

  • 10/29 - Buffalo County, Neb.: We finished beans Saturday afternoon-finally! The beans were tough throughout harvest. However, the yields were very good. Back on corn now. Yields are very good, but the moisture is still close to 19. Need to get some fields done so electric fence can go in as the cattle will all be home next week. A safe harvest to all.

 

  • 10/29 - Livingston, Ill.: Not everything in Livingston County is good. Crops around Chatsworth, Charlotte, Wing and Forrest were hurt. I have a crop insurance business in this area and we will be busy. There is a lot of corn under 100 bu. in our area and also in the fringe area around the towns mentioned.

  • 10/28 - Mecklenburg County, Va.: The bean crops in our area are doing pretty well. We are just now starting to get ready to harvest. The corn crops however are not doing so well. Like most of the posts I have seen the corn here also drowned before it could reach maturity.

 

  • 10/28 - Guthrie County, Iowa: Beans are coming in at 18-20 bu./acre. Corn at 75-95 bu./acre. Wow, what a binbuster year - per Obama's G-men.

 

  • 10/28 - Central Missouri: Drove to KC over the weekend, and harvest looks 60% done out that way. To me, nothing is as beautiful as soybeans ready to cut set against a clear October sky! Our soybeans fell short in yield to around 30 bu./acre. Corn was pretty good at 150 bu./acre. Have lots of wheat yet to come up. Been in the ground 30 days! Looks ragged but again weatherman man says 90% rain....again.... (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's www.VirtualWheatTour.com) 

 

  • 10/28 - Jackson County, Iowa: Bean harvest started again Thursday afternoon after a 10 day break.  Most should finish today (including me if things go alright). Beans started off at 15-16% but quickly went to 13-14% moisture Friday afternoon. Corn harvest is 40-50% done by my best guess. My L.P. supplier called me Friday and said L.P. would become hard to get. I asked why and said the system was overloaded and that trucks were waiting 6-8 hours to get filled. Trucks were coming 6-10 hours away to the terminal that is 20 minutes north of me to get L.P. because they were out. So I guess it was a good thing we had beans to run the last 4 days. It looks like around here that the early planted beans (May 1st- 12th) are 5-10 bu. better than beans planted later. I thought maybe the later ones would have benefitted from the rain that came just as they were staring to turn, but it didn’t. Yields mid 40’s to upper 50’s, with some just over 60. Sounds like a rainy week here, so I hope we, along with everyone else has a good day.

 

  • 10/28 - Boone County, Iowa: Beans 30 to 45 corn 80 to 180.

 

  • 10/28 - Livingston County, Ill.: 50 bu beans/ 200+ bu corn. Much deserved after a horrible 2012 crop.

  • 10/25 - Guthrie County, Iowa: Beans are doing in the forties and corn is averaging 100bu to the acre. Late September rains helped beans but did nothing for the corn.

 

  • 10/25 - Blue Earth County, Minn.: Beans are all harvested, and the yields are 20% better than my 10-year average. Corn harvest is 70% done and yields are 10% better than average. Everyone: Have a safe harvest.

 

  • 10/25 - Dallas County, Iowa: It seems that the people with the suits and ties in and office somewhere have a better handle on the corn and soybean yields than the guys in the trucks and combines in the fields. I'd like to see a show of hands of the farmers who do not agree with the "white shirts" opinion of how big this crop is. This problem of the cart pulling the horse started a few years back when the grain prices became the product of the "inverted basis" pricing system. The CBOT is operating in their own sense of reality with our livelihoods. I think most of the specs and funds should go to the nearest casino to gamble and leave the commodities to the producers and user's to decide on prices.

 

  • 10/25 - Cass County, Mich.: Skiff of snow came down. Corn harvest today will be at a standstill for the morning. It may resume later in the afternoon. The crops have been pretty good, we sure could have used more water in August, but we can make do with what was finalized.

  • 10/23 - Custer County, Neb.: Irrigated crops around here are excellent. Soybean yield reports usually are in the 70's and corn easily 200 plus from my experience. If you are short on water, things change pretty fast. The dry land soybeans were a joke, maybe 5 bushel in my area. I had one dry land field of corn that caught a timely rain and made 65. My other dry land cornfields were from 5-20 bushel per acre, across the scales. Most of the irrigated corn is wet, 17-20%+. We have all of our calves weaned. A lot of producers are selling off the cow and skipping weaning. In our area I would guess 70% of the calves are off the cow, either sold or weaned. Good luck and have a safe fall season.

 

  • 10/23 - Lac Qui Parle, Minn.: Finished soybeans a week ago -- good yields. About 1/3 done with corn. Moisture 18-23 and good yields. Then yesterday our supplier of propane told us he had no propane and didn't know when he would get any. Someone should lose their job.

 

  • 10/23 - Charlevoix, Mich.: Combining is still at a standstill. Moisture still around 30%, and not dying very quickly. Over the inches of rain in last ten days. Winter wheat was looking good, but has had too much rain. Maybe we should have planted rice!!!!! (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's www.VirtualWheatTour.com) 
  • 10 23 13 MI
    -- Charlevoix, Mich.

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  • 10/23 - Warsaw, Ill.: Here are a few harvest videos from the Mississippi River bottoms near Warsaw, Ill.







     
  • 10/23 - Texas: Despite so many cards being dealt against it through the growing season, South Plains cotton looks very promising, said Mark Kelley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cotton specialist, Lubbock.

    The region had a cooler-than-normal spring and late freezes, and remained locked in drought by mid summer, Kelley said. There were also the usual High Plains pitfalls of hail, high winds and blowing sand that knocked out some fields. And many dryland re-plantings of hailed-out or blown-out fields were late, bumping right up against the crop insurance planting deadlines.

    And the latest discouraging development was that winter came early this year to the area, with freezing or near-freezing weather shutting down late-set boll development on late-planted cotton that could have really used another couple of weeks to finish out, he said.
  • 10 22 2013 TX

    South Plains irrigated cotton was yielding as much as four bales per acre. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Mark Kelley)

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  • 10/23 - Northern Stearns County, Minn.: Harvest in full swing for those with drain tile in their fields. Corn coming off at 18-20% moisture and better than expected yields. However, pisspoor testweight, maybe 53 lbs at best. Soybeans are done and in bin. They ran about 30 bushel/ac. Oh, well collect my crop insurance payment and move on.

  • 10/22 - Southwest Michigan: Rain has put soybean harvest at a standstill. The weather forecast had us set for three straight days of sunshine and inside of 12 hours it now has us set for 3 days of snow and rain showers. Started running corn while beans are drying down, so far the yields have been very good. Moisture levels are running 19% on corn planted the first week of May.

 

  • 10/22 - Jackson County, Iowa: Virtually no beans harvested since last Monday. Some guys were running beans at 15% moisture. Around 20-25% of beans still in field. Have been able to sneak in some corn in  between showers. Moisture has finally come down some, 18-22%, and yields 150-200 bu. Snow is on its way as I type. 1" possible today.

 

  • 10/22 - Butler County, Iowa: Took this picture just after 7:00 AM today--- as I type this, it's still snowing. Talk about a wild weather year!
  • 10 22 13 IA
    -- Butler County, Iowa

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  • 10/22 - Clark County, Wis.: We’ve harvested 35 bu. corn and 12 bu. beans. I can’t wait for 2014.


     
  • 10/22 - Rowley, Iowa: @JasonFranckNC: I hope this is not a precursor of what is to come.
  • 10 22 13 corn harvest in snow
    -- Rowley, Iowa

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  • 10/22 - Western Walsh County, northeast North Dakota: Last spring we gambled on a nice October and seeded until June 21. As a result, we have 400 ac. of wheat left, 650 of beans (soys and edible) plus some sunflowers. So far our gamble on a nice fall isn't working out very well. Yields are good to excellant, but the combines haven't moved for 10 days. The dryer has been running steady. (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's www.VirtualWheatTour.com) 

  • 10/21 - Richland County, southeast North Dakota: We received another inch of rain this weekend on top of the 11 inches we have had in the last several weeks.  It is very wet with only those farmers in sandy soil or having track equipment are going.  The corn is breaking down due to weak stalks.  Soybeans are about one third done and corn is just getting started.  Yield in corn is average with soybeans generally below average to some very poor fields.

 

  • 10/21 - Saunders County, Neb.: 35 to 55 bu. beans. Corn is 275 bu. for irrigated corn. We’ve had 175 to 210 bu. on dryland.

 

  • 10/21 - Eastern Faribault County, Minn.: Harvest pace is slow here.  Still quite a few beans standing and weather has been cold and wet.  Corn is progressing slowly, but moisture levels are higher than what were used to.  No lines at the elevators yet, most must be drying at home and filling on farm storage.  Overall the coops are predicting less total bushels do to so much prevent plant.  Corn yields have been respectable on fields that had good stands or no drown outs, but the fields with big wet holes and side hills missing are much lower.

 

  • 10/21 - Central Indiana: Bean harvest is pretty much completed in this area and yields mostly in the 50 some bushel per acre. Just about everybody has been doing corn for a week now and most are a little surprised that there corn isn't as good as everybody thought just a couple of fields of 200 bushel plus but most are in the 160 to 180 range. Just funny that this is one of the areas that Pro Farmer had been finding some of their best yielding samples on their tour this year. Most farmers were expecting 200 bushel plus in this area. There will be plenty of bin space in our corn!

     
  • 10/21 - Winnebago County, Iowa: Talked with elevator manager sat afternoon with beans half done and late planted area beans yet to go. Very few reports over 40 b/a with most 25-35. Had 38,000 prevent plant acres in our county.

 

  • 10/21 - Stutsman County, N.D.: Only combined about 25 ac between rains. Had over 5in in last 10 days 675ac to go and raining again right now. We have water pooled in the fields all over. We started out fighting mud then no rain all summer and back in the mud. Only had 200ac of corn chopped it all.

 

  • 10/21 - East central Iowa: You think we have a wildlife problem in Jackson County? I would say 4-5 days of combining would finish the beans. Have not been able to run beans since last Monday. Cloudy, cool and drizzly since then. Have been able to sneak in some corn harvest. I would guess 20-25% of corn is out. Moisture is running 18 to 23% and yields are 150-225 bu.
  • 10 21 13 Iowa
    -- East central Iowa

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  • 10/18 - Nicollet and Sibley counties, Minnesota: I have seen corn yields from 130 bpa up to 240 bpa within a 10 mile area. Corn on corn has been taking a 20-30 bushel hit due to lack of moisture. I think there are going to be a lot more people going closer to a true 50/50 split next year. Generally speaking people have been happy with their bean yields in the area with a lot of 50-60 bushel field averages.

 

  • 10/18 - Dallas County, Iowa: Went back and refigured bean yields after government shut down ended. They were still bad. Nothing over 42 and most in the low to mid 30s. Hoped Washington would of fixed that first (sarcasm). Most corn following soybeans is pretty good here. 150 to 200. Corn on corn is a completely different story. I've heard of numerous "fields" that are under 120. Factor in the large second year corn acres and the overall yield in central IA is much less than average. Wonder how many of the yields reported on here come from miscalibrated yield monitors, not actual averages? MANY seem to think a successful year is based on yield alone. This year the real crop failure is in the prices and the direction they are taking. Harvest happens once a year....prices can be "violated" every day. REMEMBER, when you store crops in town, get a Warehouse Receipt so you DO NOT lose ownership of it. When you use a Price Later Contract, your grain is shipped or processed, you lose ownership, and all you have is a piece of paper and a lot of hope that the market will go up.

  • 10/17 - East central Iowa: Thanks Sargent County, N.D. for reminding me about thinking of those who had to deal with the blizzard,  tornadoes and wind damage and those in Colorado within the last 6 weeks. It is easy to forget about those who have it way worse than one does. On a side note, there have been some land auctions in the eastern half of Iowa, and guess what?????????? No sales! Guess $9K/acre isn’t enough when it was bringing $11K two months ago and would have been lucky 3 years ago to get $6K. I heard a rumor that the government was going to open today. Kind of funny, I didn’t even know they were closed!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like to me a lot of people get paid vacation!

 

  • 10/17 - Lancaster County, Neb.: Bean harvest is around 50% done. Rain delay so will switch back to corn till ground firms up and gets dry on top. Bean yields 50-60 some lower than that some higher. Pretty darn good considering what little rain we received but the beans apparently like the cool August we had. Corn maybe at 20% harvested, yields good at 170 average.

 

  • 10/14 - Jackson County, Minn.: Beans planted June 3 are yielding 51 bu. That is short 7 to 8 bu. from normal.

 

  • 10/17 - Miami County, Ind.: Soybeans averaged 59. Looking forward to the corn. Had one field where a tornado touched down. Never have seen anything like that.
  • 10 17 13 IN
    -- Miami County, Ind.

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  • 10/17 - Fillmore County, Minn.: We finished beans last week. They went 51 B/A scaled. Not bad considering planting dates June 3rd - 20th. We recently harvested 5500 bushels off of 29 acres for an average of 190 on corn. Moisture varied from 16-27% across the fields. Can't complain after the most difficult planting season we have ever endured in SE MN. Have a safe harvest people!

 

  • 10/17 - Texas: Rains in the central and northern parts of the state should go a long way in relieving drought conditions, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service crops specialist. "The rains we received in central and north Texas were significant in many areas," said Dr. Travis Miller, AgriLife Extension agronomist and Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences associate department head. "I think in those areas we’re going to see greatly improved conditions in winter pastures, and hopefully put a little water in stock ponds and reservoirs."

    Most summer crops were already harvested in those parts of the state, so the rain won’t have an effect on those, Miller said. But raising soil-moisture reserves will certainly brighten the picture for winter grains and other fall-planted crops.
    10 17 13 Texas

    Rain throughout many parts of the state greened up winter pastures and replenished ponds. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Robert Burns)

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  • 10/16 - Lauderdale County, Tenn.: Rain all summer and cooler than normal. Big corn and bean crops. Some dryland corn is 200 plus. Unheard of in West TN. Beans in the 60 bu range. Double normal. only problem...it's still raining!!!

 

  • 10/16 - Murray County, Minn.: Finished soybeans and whole farm average is 59 bu/acre, our best ever. Just started corn and has been doing well. Good test weight and dry. First field average was 192 bu/acre. Currently in a field of corn on corn that is averaging 200 thus far.

 

  • 10/16 - Hendricks County, Ind.: Finished cutting soybeans on Friday the 11th of October. Yield on 666 acres was 59 bu/acre. Much better than we anticipated because we had little to no rain in August. The corn we have shelled so far ranged from 229 bu/acre to 197 bu/acre and is now coming out of the field at 18% to 19%. With the exception of 3 plus inches of rain last week harvest has progressed well. We thank the Lord for His goodness. We can plant, fertilize, and harvest but we can't make it grow. He deserves all the glory. Please be safe and have a great harvest.

 

  • 10/16 - Barnes County, N.D.: I’ve harvested 2,000 acres of soybeans, and have a 23.6 bu. average 36 proven yield. Tried corn and had a 72.8 bu. yield, 139 proven. No rain no grain.

 

  • 10/16 - Southern Kandiyohi County, Minn.: Is the government really going to wait until November to raise crop production numbers and push prices lower after our fall crop insurance prices are set in October? Another injustice in the making. Corn yields are running between 150-175 bushels/acre.

 

  • 10/16 - Redwood County, Minn.: Corn on corn looks like the lack of moisture really hurt it this year. Any other states noticing that? We had hail on our farm too so corn got really hurt in the yield dept...barely above a hundred bpa.


     
  • 10/16 - Branch County, Mich.: Started cutting soybeans on Saturday. Finished 112 acre field and averaged 57 B/A. About the same as our 5 year average. Problems with green stems that are 1/2" in diameter. Blades on the cutter bar are already dull. Need a hard freeze to take the green out of the corn and beans.

 

  • 10/16 - Columbia County, Wis.: Finished beans yesterday. Averaged 56, about 10% better than I estimated they would a little higher than the 5 year average. Nice to be surprised to the upside for once.

 

  • 10/16 - Sargent County, southeast North Dakota: Still quite a few beans yet to be harvested. Quite a few growers are done others 50% completed with beans. Yields were disappointing, in 2012, all the elevators had piles and this year there are no piles on the ground and all the beans are going to town and there isn’t a big wait in line to dump. This tells me that everyone’s yields were off 30-40% from 2012’s levels just like mine were. 5" of rain in October. 2" alone between yesterday and this morning. We are now way too wet. Corn harvest was just getting started, mostly 20% moisture. Very little tillage is done and no fertilizer is applied. We need 6 weeks of nice weather. My heart goes out to all those ranchers who lost any livestock in last week’s blizzard.    

  • 10/15 - Charles Mix County, S.D.: Done with 3500 acres of beans. Ranged anywhere from 20-60. Most ran in the 30s and were disappointing. Late heat and lack of rain knocked top end off potential was very high. Just getting into corn so far running above average dry land anywhere from 110-140.

 

  • 10/15 - Cass County, N.D.: Pretty good crops so far. Soybean's 30 - 40. But our problem now is lots of moisture 1" - 2"- 3". But still our biggest problem is with the Government. I think we need to start over with new people in Washington.

 

  • 10/15 - East central Iowa: Corn harvest is at a standstill. Just about everyone is concentrating on beans. In Jackson County, 60-70% of beans are harvested. Just to the south in Clinton County, I would guess 90% of beans are done. Maybe 10-20% of corn is out in these 2 counties. Corn moisture seems to be hanging in the mid 20’s from what I hear. It just doesn’t seem to want to dry down, even with the nice weather the last couple of weeks. Video courtesy of ScottHinch’s YouTube channel.

 

  • 10/15 - Buffalo County, Neb.:  Another rain delay. I have had more rain in the last 2 weeks than I received all summer. Not half done with harvest yet. We were totally done at this time last year. After 2 years of drought, I won't turn the rain down. Yields have been good, but not quite as good as last year. A safe harvest to all

     
  • 10/15 - Southern Fond Du Lac, Wis.: Combines running everywhere, 75% done here. Yields are 40-50 bu., 20 bu. off normal. No rain for 2 months. Must wait for late planting now, may run 15 bu. if that.

  • 10/14 - North central Iowa: My first bean field went about 32 bu per acre and this was the second field I planted. I expect the later planted fields to yield less. Excellent comment earlier this week about not using price later contracts.

 

  • 10/14 - Jackson County, Minn.: Beans planted June 3 are yielding 51 bu. That is short 7 to 8 bu. from normal.

 

  • 10/14 - East central Iowa: Combines have been running hard since Thursday. May have a break Tuesday if rain moves in. I would say just about everyone is running beans. Yields very from mid-40's to around 60. 50-60% of bean harvest is complete. Some processors are/were paying a premium for corn delivered real short term. Good luck getting guys to not do beans with the weather approaching (and the calendar). Around here, it could be 70 today and snowing tomorrow.
  • 10 14 13 IA
    -- East central Iowa

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  • 10/14 - LaGrange County, Ind.: First field of beans are right at 50 BPA. Second field is running 46 BPA.


     
  • 10/14 - Eaton County, Mich.: Soys currently running from 50-55 bu acre. Had to stop harvest because of green stalks plugging header.

 

  • 10/14 - Hayes County, Neb.: Beans were average to below average. Dryland corn was 50-60 bu below normal. (Last year was about 0-10 bu ac) Irrigated corn with plenty of water looks great. Farmers’ attitudes are a lot different than last couple years. Going to be a lot less money spent on inputs and machinery in next few years. Oh well, cheap corn is good for everybody!! The market has been dying to get here for more than 18 months!! Be safe!

 

  • 10/14 - South central Minnesota: Bean harvest is slow around here. Fields are uneven and green in the low spots.  Elevators not taking in many beans, there have been no lines and may not be with the spread out harvest and prevent plant acres.  I agree with Roberts County, S.D.: I don’t mind seeing the USDA closed.  Farmers are stupid to fill out NASS surveys and giving their brokers (market advisors) yield reports.  Keep’ em guessing and the USDA shut down.

 

  • 10/14 - Warren County, Iowa: Very disappointed in beans…good bottom land only getting 44 bushel, thought it would do 50-55 range. And, we had better rain than most around us.


     
  • 10/14 - St. Croix County, Wis.: Finished beans. Not a good year, no rain all summer! 15- 20 bu ave.
  • 10/14 - Caldwell County, Mo.: Neighbor cut 42 acres average 16 bpa. I went with units on my crop insurance, and glad I did. We missed several rains. On that farm, my brother, is concerned about water for his cows, we are running short on pond water.

  • 10/11 - Chariton County, Mo.: No big bean crop here. Farm average in the 20-30 bu range. Have heard reports in the 12-18 bu range. Corn doing ok just too wet last spring. I read crop comments almost daily throughout growing season. To me it is more real-time than any government report. Have a safe harvest.

 

  • 10/11 - Pipestone County, Minn.:  Finished with beans today. They went 41.6-51.6 and averaged 45.65. This is about 5-8 bushel better than expected and 1.5 bushel less than last year. Beans were planted June 2-4 and had no rain after August 10th.


     
  • 10/11 - Berks County, Pa.: We are done with bean harvest are 5. Acre contest yield was 83 bushel in a plot we had one number do 91 bushel corn we had two fields do 271 bushel and the other 261 bushel the rest of are corn will be 245 to 250 corn the best we had in 22 years of farming.
  • 10 11 13 PA
    -- Berks County, Pa.

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  • 10/11 - Dallas County, Texas:  So 200 bu. corn at 25% moisture is not still 200 bu. corn? Man I'm bummed but it sure sounds good huh?

  • 10/10 - Lee County, Ill.: Corn yields all over the board. They were 155 on early plant light soil field to 250 on heavy soil. In Ogle County, mostly 205 to 220 on 10 or so different farms. Moisture is mostly 25 -28%. My opinion the government is way too involved in ag.

 

  • 10/10 - Roberts County, S.D.: Soybean yields are all over the board. Hearing from in the teens up to mid-50's on dry land. My farm we have harvested 500 acres and have an average yield of 50. But these are the early planted (may 20th early for this year). We have yet harvest our June-planted soybeans.
  • 10 10 13 SD
    -- Roberts County, S.D.

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  • 10/10 - East central Iowa: Grinding high moisture corn. Corn is still 24-27%, have heard of some around 20%. Combines started running Tuesday after 2-4" of rain last Thursday thru Saturday. Video courtesy of ScottHinch’s YouTube channel.


     
  • 10/10 - Gates, Tenn.: This photo was taken in the west Tennessee Hills. WOW 50+bushels per acre!
  • 10 10 13 TN
    -- Gates, Tenn.

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  • 10/10 - Allegan County, Mich.: Some beans are off and running in the 40 -50 bushel range, dry at 10 to 13 percent. Haven’t harvested much corn yet, took some off today running 18 to 22 percent moisture, and I would guess 150ish on yield

  • 10/9 - McIntosh County, N.D.: Had 60 mph winds with 3 in. of rain this last weekend. Dropped a lot of ears on droughty corn. Corn College says 1 ear/10 sq.ft./1 bu./ acre. Seems to me that it should be more bushels/acre.

     
  • 10/9 - Clinton, Ohio: Corn is coming in at 225-250 bu. 18%-23% moisture. Beans are yielding 55-75 bu.

 

  • 10/9 - Northwest Saskatchewan, Canada:  Most of the 2013 harvest is completed in our area. Yields on most crops were 25% above average.
  • 10 9 13 SK

    -- Northwest Saskatchewan, Canada

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  • 10/9 - Sac County, Iowa: Looks like a good week for harvest beans doing 35-50 about 10 bushels short of average. Corn still wet with moistures 22-30. yields for corn 100-220 average would guess at 145--30 bu under average.

  • 10/8 - Carroll County, Ind.: Beans seem to be coming in at mid 60 BPA . Corn will be 180BPA or so. There are reports of low test weight. Some as low as 50#. As far as USDA shut down is concerned. They ought to leave it shut down and let supply and demand do its job.

 

  • 10/8 - Douglas County, S.D.: Harvested 70 acres of corn on corn with a yield of 133 bpa. The moisture was 14 -16%. Harvested an early number on the non-irrigated portion of a field with excellent soils, the yield was 40 bpa. This field was planted May 10. These yields are good for our area, but disappointing as we looked like a garden spot all year. I think the August heat and lack of rain hurt the yield on later planted corn. There are reports of early planted corn yielding 190-200. Bean yields are reported to be averaging about 40 bpa with a few fields at 50 plus bpa.

     
  • 10/8 - Roberts County, S.D.: Keep the USDA shut down for 2013 and 2014. The truth is with the farmers. Liars figure and figures lie=USDA.

 

  • 10/8 - Caldwell County, Mo.: My buddy started on beans today, they are making just over 30 at 12.7 moisture.
  • 10 8 13 MO

    -- Caldwell County, Mo.

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  • 10/8 - Berrien County, Mich.: Grain traders are at a loss without fresh bs from the usda. Hope to start corn in a week moisture around 20%.

  • 10/7 - Charlevoix, Mich.: Corn is still too wet for hi moisture harvest, and the weekend's 2 inch rain didn't help that situation.

 

  • 10/7 - Fillmore County, Minn.:  Brown County: My pioneer 0062 looks very good. However, I have it on good, heavy, bottom ground. I was told by my rep not to plant that number on poor-shallow ground. Corn that is on the hill tops where it was really wet this spring and dry this past late summer looks poor, no matter the named hybrid. We had very little rain in July-August until this past weekend and we received 3 inches. Many beans will come out this week as it looks awesome weather-wise.

 

  • 10/7 - East Carroll Parish, La.: Cotton yields have been excellent. Some neighbors picked close to 1600 pounds of lint an acre. Not bad for dryland. DPL and Phytogen varieties. Some Stoneville. Most pickers are the John Deere round balers. I did see one Case IH square bale picker. There will be more cotton next year since corn and soybean futures are down for 2014. Rice came in close to 200 dry bushels per acre. Some varieties yielded close to 260 an acre, where blackbirds and weeds did not hinder the production. Most of the complaints around here are about the government shutdown, expensive machinery repairs, and next year's inputs. Good luck up north guys.

     
  • 10/7 - East central Iowa: Harvest has been at a standstill since Thursday morning when the rain moved in. We received 3.5 inches through Saturday morning. I would guess only 5-10% of the corn and beans are harvested. Most yields are better than expected. Corn is still 21 to 29% moisture. With most of it 25 to 27% range. We may resume corn this afternoon.
  • 10 7 13 IA

    Because of the rain, we were able to go to the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., for the first time in 18 years. My son thinks we need this little feeder wagon for him.

    -- East central Iowa

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  • 10/7 - Pottawattamie County, Iowa: Just got started on beans before 3+ inches of rain. Have to go to corn (wet) until later in week. Finally got the cracks full.

 

  • 10/7 - Blue Earth County, Minn.: Started soybeans before the rain Wednesday night. May 15th planted 2.3 maturity. Was averaging 69 bu. an acre. June 2 planted 1.7 maturity was averaging 60 bu. an acre. Was expecting 50 on the top side for that late of planting. Corn is doing very good for the little bit we have done. All over 200 bu. could be our best crop ever. Still is pretty high moisture compared to the last few years. 24 to 30%.

 

  • 10/7 - Lucas County, Iowa: Multiple high wind events this past week have downed a lot of corn that was just getting to the black layer stage. Beans still very green, but looking better than what was expected just a month ago.

 

  • 10/7 - Southeast Nebraska: Did you order your combine with the pontoon option? This southeast Nebraska corn field was inundated by rains Wednesday and Thursday nights. In western Nebraska snow started late Thursday and continued into Friday.
  • 10 7 13 NE

    (Photo by Brandy VanDeWalle)

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  • 10/7 - Dallas County, Iowa: Like most of the Midwest, central Iowa has extremely variable corn and soybean yields. The better the planting conditions, the better the yields. The real wild card in the mix is if there might have been a timely rain or two during the growing season. If planting conditions stunk and rains didn't fall, yields are very pathetic. The largest share of this year's crop was slopped in the ground in poor conditions and was very dry through July and August. The early yields are most likely going to be far and away better than the later ones. It appears that a lot of market analysts (who are actually commodity brokers, in sheep's clothing) have positioned themselves on the wrong side of this market. I can't believe they are so blind to believe that this crop is as enormous as they say. On a recent farm show the market analyst was almost in a panic when he gave his advice to "SELL SELL SELL this year's corn". I don't claim to be a marketing genius, but if we all sell as soon as corn is harvested, and the end users own most of the corn, would there be any reason for it NOT to keep going down? I think just for fun.......we should HOLD it and see what happens. P.S. I know it is very attractive to take advantage of "free storage" offers that the Co-Ops offer but use your heads. When you deliver that corn it gets sent right on through the system and the producer is holding a price later contract hoping the price will go up. Why would it? They already have your corn!!!! FREE STORAGE IS A LICENSE TO STEAL YOUR GRAIN! Sometimes farmers are really naive. Another reason that elevators love to coerce you into free storage is they have your commodity and don't have to worry about you selling to a competitor. If you can't resist getting screwed with a free storage offer, at least just do part of you grain and leave some in the bin at home.

 

  • 10/7 - Mower County, Minn.: To Brown County, Minn.: Pioneer 0062 = disaster. Stalks not good at all.

 

  • 10/7 - Winneshiek County, Iowa: I checked my Pioneer 0062 corn 3 weeks ago and harvested it 2 weeks ago at 21%. It yielded 200+.

     
  • 10/7 - Clarke County, Iowa: Beans here about 35-40bpa for what we have cut normal should be 50. Corn we have harvested was planted before the May snow is yielding 150, which a little above average for that piece. Balance was planted around mid-May but to wet at this time.

 

  • 10/7 - Faribault County, Minn.:  To Brown County Minn.: We have noticed the same problem with Pioneer P0062. Especially the weak stalks. Really took a hit after last night’s storms!

 

  • 10/7 - Wisconsin:  Never count your bushels until in bin.

 

  • 10/7 - Dallas County, Iowa: Just finished 80 acres of soybeans planted mid-May, At 46 BPA, 11% moisture, it was better than expected and comparable to last year which was very dry. Later planted beans don't look as good.

 

  • 10/7 - Redwood, Minn.: We won’t touch any Pioneer products. I would recommend Channel...have had very good luck with that. And no I am not a seed salesman either. Mycogen is the other brand I would try out.

 

  • 10/7 - Billings, Mont.: We have been wet for almost a month now! Way too wet! From hail storms to snow now! Corn crop will be end of month and sugar beets just getting started need some sun and wind to dry things out! Corn yield looks about average to below average 170-200 looks about average depends on hail and ground! The yields around the country look good so far but must be all the on time planted corn I think! Wait until we get to the late stuff where nitrogen leached off yields should start to drop! But what do I know? I hope everyone gets good yields and good prices! But we all know that one farmer has to have bad year for another one to have a good year very rarely do we have good yields and prices!!

 

  • 10/7 - Blue Earth County, Minn.:  3/4 done with beans. Sandy soils averaged 47. Top heavy soils are averaged 60.

     
  • 10/7 - Johnson County, Iowa: Beans are doing from 35 to 60 and corn from 100 on sand to 240 on good ground. 2 inches rain today.

 

  • 10/7 - Marion County, Iowa: Selling corn 70 cents below cost of production is not a good thing. Makes me wonder how anyone can justify buying the 3 parcels of land that sold in Grundy County, Iowa at over $17,000 per acre. I wonder what their total cost of production will be on that land?

 

  • 10/7 - Union County, Ky.:  Yields here above average. One of best crops ever. Funny how market is on positive note with USDA shut down. That's all I have to say about that. Keep it safe and have good harvest.

  • 10/4 - Coles County, Ill.: Corn is good on the high ground but really bad on the low dark ground. Water damage to the corn and beans really cut into the yields. The drought caused the corn to die before maturing and the soybeans to fall flat all over the fields. Now we are dealing with foggy days and drizzly rain off and on so it is hard to even get in the soybeans to harvest with bean plants damp and beans chewy, even though we have had only a few tenths of an inch since July. Local corn prices about 70 cents below cost of production. Why should I grow corn in 2014????

 

  • 10/4 - Brown County, Minn.:  Anyone having problems with pioneer 0062 weak stalks and didn't set an ear ?

     
  • 10/4 - Buffalo County, Neb.: Harvest stopped from a huge rain the rain gauge read 4.35 inches some guys north a couple counties got from 6 to ten inches. Now they are talking snow for northwest Nebraska and high winds in the southwest. Have harvested the first 300 acres of soybeans. Yields are down about 25 bpa. From last year 50 to 60 bpa catches most. Cut one field full of sds that only made 42. This is the most sds we have ever had it is a real yield killer. Took out the first corn and it's ok but we don't need any wind. Heard two elevators have over 300.000 beans on ground piles. Wonder how they took the big rain.

 

  • 10/4 - Buchanan County, Iowa: Beans on 81 acres made 59 bu. @ 11.5% moisture over the scales.

 

  • 10/4 - Dawson County, Neb.: Harvested a pivot of soybeans. The 160 acre average was low 60's. If you take off the dryland corners (0) average goes up to upper 70's. I can live with that. Have a SAFE harvest.

 

  • 10/4 - Pepin, Wis.: Did 21 acres of soybeans and they ran 34 bpa. At 9% moisture.

 

  • 10/4 - St. Croix County, Wis.: Finished beans before rain 2012 avg 48 bu per acre. 2013 avg last few scale tickets were waiting for but it's gonna be 13 bu per acre give or take a bushel as an average across 400 acres. 100 ac of corn off average 60bu to 90bu may get a little better as most corn in area that is coming off is the fields that died off from drought. To all have a safe harvest!

  • 10/3 - Northeast Indiana: DeKalb County, beans: 26 bu/a to 45 bu/a, not as good as hoping for. We have 200 acres done so far.

 

  • 10/3 - Ottertail County, Minn.: Harvesting of beans under way, very poor yields in our area of the county 9-30 bpa will cover the majority of the bean yields. Not many farmers bragging about the bean crop. It is now raining, so will be a delay in harvest. We are 1/3 to 1/2 an average crop this year...


     
  • 10/3 - East central Iowa: Harvest was starting to ramp up yesterday 10-2-13. I would say 70% of the beans are ready for harvest.  A lot of guys were combining beans yesterday or working on high mt. corn. Most of the corn is still 25-29% mt. , some of the early numbers are in the lower 20’s mt. Early yields for beans are running in the upper 40’s to the low 60’s for farm averages. Corn yields are in the 150 to 200 farm averages. For those of you who don’t like hearing yield reports, you better turn off your radio, stop reading the newspaper and smash your computer. The question I have for you is, how do you market your crop if you don’t know what is going on past your fence? I would take a job for USDA, but they are closed because of the govt. shutdown and the info they give us sometimes is far from right.
  • 10 3 13 Iowa

    -- East central Iowa

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  • 10/3 - Palo Alto County, Iowa:  I appreciate real average numbers and information that gets sent into crop comments. Just as I do real honest things on my own farm. It’s defiantly better than looking at USDA reports that don’t seem to keep up with what’s going on in our world. Thank you AgWeb and all the farmers that post what they are experiencing (including yield) in their own operation. On a crop comment note harvest in this area is slowly getting going. Started some corn today that is running around 17.5% moisture and in the 140 bushel range which is about what I was expecting. On the average we should be in the 180 to 200 range.

 

  • 10/3 - Rice County, Minn.:  This was for the 2013 crop year. FSA has a trend of doing this. Our C.O.C. signed off on p.p. two years ago in November. Recall the mid-August certification extension this past summer? Better yet, if they re-open, call your local FSA offices to get this free public information.

 

  • 10/3 - Sibley County, Minn.: Harvested 2 40 acre fields of corn on 10-1, one was 171, other was 158, not as good as last year but better than I thought it would be considering how little rain we had in July and August.

 

  • 10/3 - Eastern Missouri: We are cutting beans. The dust is bad from dead leaves that are still attached. Still no rain since Aug. 10, which was an 1". Beans making 22-31. Still praying for rain and latter beans to be better.

 

  • 10/3 - Southern Knox County, Ill.: We have a small field...west-facing slope, sandy-clay timber soil.  That field was no-tilled @ 34,000 population on May 2nd and it yielded 245 bu/ac @ 20%.  Another small field of similar quality that was planted on April 29th yielded 235 bu/ac @ 19%...considerable deer damage, but both early-planted fields had really nice ears and lots of them.

    We have another small field...flat-black silt loam, but no modern tile system. That field was no-tilled @ 34,000 population on May 12th.  Has really crappy ears and lots of them running at about 27%.  Took out enough end-rows to fill a straight truck and looked at 150 bu/ac on the monitor the whole time.  Very disturbing... I'll report back when that field finally gets finished, but I do want to make this observation.

    My guess is that all those big corn yields we're hearing about are out there, but they're coming from fields that were planted early or happened to catch a rain.  In the hardest hit areas of this summer's drought zone, mid-May or later corn might not be so welcome a surprise for some of us. Anybody got a guess as to how many million corn acres in the drought zone were planted after May 15th?

  • 10/2 - Union County, Ohio: Harvest is well on it way here lots of guys running beans. I have ran about 300 acres of beans that I running anywhere from 55 to 65 an acre. These beans are all RR2 that are 3.0 to 3.4 group. I also shelled a field of corn that average 235 bushels an acre at 20% moister. This is the best corn I have ever raised and boy is it fun to shell. After last year it is hard to believe crops could yielding this good. Keep the comments coming and have a safe harvest.

 

  • 10/2 - Southern Kandiyohi County, Minn.:  Rice County, is this FSA information from last summer or newly released this fall? When was your certification deadline? Yields still coming in a little above average for our area.


     
  • 10/2 - Texas: Though much of the state remained under severe drought, rainfall during the last two weeks shrank the areas of extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor and reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel throughout the state. The Sept. 24 Drought Monitor showed about 48% of the state under severe drought, compared to 64% the week before. Extreme drought was reduced from 25% to 8% for the same time period. The drought monitor defines "extreme drought" as when there are major crop and pasture losses, and widespread water shortages or restrictions.
  • 10 2 13 Texas

    Wayne Dyches took advantage of clear weather during the last week of September to apply defoliants to his cotton near Midway. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Robert Burns)

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  • 10/2 - Roberts County, S.D.:  With any luck the USDA will be shut down for the rest of the year. Therefore, we will not have to read or listen to their inaccurate reports.

 

  • 10/2 - Bon Homme County, S.D.: Combining beans today and fairly decent. Corn sounds good but haven't done any yet. Don't understand why last year we were so short of bushels and yet crop prices going down so bad and we don't have the crop in the bin yet. We can't just give it away.

  • 10/1 - Ogle County, Ill.: Have been running beans for several days, surprised how well they are yielding with very little rain in August. Most running mid 50 to60 on poor ground find some good soil and they really jump on the monitor. Not a lot of corn done but what has is pretty good.

 

  • 10/1 - Berrien County, Mich.: Corn and beans coming out of the fields haven't got any yield data some rumors of 60 to 120 bu in corn haven't herd on beans. Ag is amazing on how we can lose 50% on price and still stay in the game any other industry would be belly up looking for government help.

 

  • 10/1 - Redwood, Minn.: We just took endows out on corn tonight...below 20% moisture....yield monitor is average at best. I have been hearing the beans are doing ok. I just wanted to say I like this site for sharing info. As I am a young farmer and need any and all the help I can to make farming decisions. I love to pick the brains of guys who have been doing this for years and been successful at it. Hope everyone has a safe harvest.

 

  • 10/1 - Rice County, Minn.: My father has started harvesting soybeans. This was the practically the first beans planted in our area on 5/13.  Yield monitor showing 50 bushel avg. across 46 acres of very good fertile ground. My brother harvested a 80 acre field with a lighter soil profile that was early planted for our area as well. These yielded 15 bu./a. across the scale. The varieties were all Monsanto RR2yield soybeans. In essence, many variables have come into play in our area this growing season. FSA reports for our County 17,085 acres prevented plant corn and 1,750 acres soybeans. Steele County reported 48% corn acreage prevented plant. Dodge County 54%. This prevented plant information was reported to Rice County FSA board members on September 4, 2013 for document signatures. Please check with your local FSA for information related to your county. Have a safe Harvest.

 

  • 10/1 - Fillmore County, Neb.: Lay off McLoed County. I am with him. I don't care if all you "farmers" think it is valuable info to share your yields. You only have to be able to see past your nose to realize that maybe the traders that basically control your destiny might actually be reading your post on a crop comments page. One must be one of the so called "dumb farmers" to not be smart enough to figure that out. May God help the many that can't figure this out. Maybe there is room for you with the USDA doing stats ya think. Good day!

 

  • 10/1 - Buffalo County, Neb.: We received 2" of much needed rain last Friday. That was the largest single day amount since 2011. The beans are staying stubbornly green, a killing freeze would be very welcome. Started corn harvest this afternoon. Irrigated 103 day tested 19-21 with an excellent yield. Have moved to a 106 day that is 2 points wetter which is yielding well too. Will try some beans again tomorrow afternoon as rain has popped up in the forecast for Wed night thru Friday. Good luck to all!

 

  • 10/1 - Southwest Michigan:  We have yet to start running our corn and bean plots. Should be within the next week or so as the corn is pretty well dried down and beans are defoliated. Farmers in the area have reported 40-60 bpa on beans and the high on dry land corn has been 236 on a 98 day hybrid. If the weather cooperates we should be rolling hard within the next 7 days.

     
  • 10/1 - Independence, Iowa: #Soybean harvest is underway. Anxious to hear the yields.
  • 10 1 13 IA
    -- Independence, Iowa

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  • 10/1 - Winona County, southeast Minnesota:  60+ acres of beans harvested. Moisture is 10-13.5 Yields are on average about 60 bpa. Some spots are 40-50 and a few are 70+. Lots are 60 bpa. These are .9 and 1.7 beans planted 5-14 with fungicide on good ground. In early, good ground, timely rains....1 inch cloud bust mid-August helped a bunch. This is not the norm.....45-50 is the norm from what I’m hearing in later planted beans.

     
  • 10/1 - Northern Stearns County, Minn.:  Harvested some soybeans on Thursday that I thought would run about 20-25 bushel and acre and the yield monitor went from 25-55 with an average of about 35-40. These late rains must have helped fill some top pods better.

 

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