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  • 7/20/2018 Richland County, ND: Lots of shorts and poor looking beans but this channel 89 day corn is impressive must be at least 10 ft tall


  • 7/20/2018 Crow Wing County, MN: Wet wet wet, many sugarbeet and corn fields like this in southern mn.

  • 7/19/2018 Deuel County, SD: Crops look better than ever in our area. A lot of corn and beans put in later than average, but they've caught up and are surpassing past years. We're all hoping that means bigger yield as well. Hay has been hard to put up because of rain. Pastures are holding up. A lot of waterhemp pressure in soybeans. but beans are getting too big to spray. Timely and adequate rains and a lot of sun and humidity is sure to bring Deuel County's crop through the roof!

  • 7/19/2018 Fond Du Lac County, WI: Just thought I would share a photo that my wife took the other day just showing how to appreciate the new life this time of year on the farm. In the photo is my Daughter Isabella in an old shed we have were we found some new baby Kittens. My daughter loves this time of year and was super excited when we finally found them!! Life on the farm nothing better.


  • 7/19/2018 Lenawee County, MI: dry, corn and beans need a drink real bad. been about 3.5 weeks since last rain. going down hill!


  • 7/19/2018 Buffalo County, NE: A severe thunderstorm with high wind and golf ball sized hail took the "cream off the top" of many corn and bean fields in my area last night. Some bean fields are pretty much totally defoliated-I shudder to think what they will look like weed wise by harvest,....if they make it that far. Corn is stripped up, time will tell how much damage was done as many fields were in the midst of pollination. We did our part to help keep the carry over down! Thank God for insurance. Good luck to all

  • 7/18/2018 Stearns County, MN: On the verge of a bumper crop of corn and soybeans this year in most of Minnesota. Crops look great and 1-2" slow rain predicted for tomorrow. What could possibly go wrong?? HA HA

  • 7/18/2018 Polk County, IA: 7-12 inch rains two weeks ago and nothing since. Other than the numerous drowned out spots in every field, crops look good. But for how long, as evidenced by lawns going brown and dormant. Numerous communities in the state are asking for "no watering lawns". Any weather fronts passing through the central and southern portions of Iowa are producing spotty rains at best. Need steady rains in the weeks to come.

  • 7/18/2018 Clark County, MO: All you people bragging on how good things look will be the first to complain when you have all these bushel and no price. But one good thing about it you will have alot of trips to the elevator and less to the bank. Oh, and here we are frying like an egg in a skillet. Corns white by 8am and beans are hanging on.....for now...! Pastures burnt up and ponds to low to speak of. Good luck to All!

  • 7/18/2018 Madison County, OH: For all you guys worried about people talking about how good their crops are bringing down the market why don’t you look at the true culprit of our price collapse-trump and his tariffs. #making farming great again. Btw crops in central Ohio look awesome.


  • 7/17/2018 Sibley County, MN: I am in agreement with most of the MN farmers on here, crops are less than average, significant areas of the field drowned out. Then a large area of small corn or beans around the drowned out area. Substantial yield hit coming. Just got my crop insurance paperwork back last night and I was thinking if prices stay low like now, I'll have a claim most certainly as the yield is not going to be there. This is far from an even "Top 10" year let alone above trend line yields. I'm sure the pro-farmer tour will again tout big crops, we always have that to look forward to, oh boy!

  • 7/17/2018 Caldwell County, MO: Corn is being chopped for feed, Little if any corn will go to market from are area, Beans are from knee high to ankle high depends on where the rain came through, In my option if we have 15 bushel beans that will be tops, pasture and ponds are gone, got Amish pumping water 3 1/2 miles from a lake, if we don’t get rain soon the cattle guys will not have water for the winter.

  • 7/17/2018 Minnehaha County, SD: To the fella fromTuscola co Mi why not send in the picture of the poorer crop? Proves my point farmers like to brag and don’t want to look bad in any way! Was watching a local news story about the tariffs and to no surprise the farmers interviewed said nothing to address pricing their product but we will have to produce more! Have we noticed in the past few years how new machinery and even parts are more expensive but not on hand at the dealership! They’re pricing their product! What a novel idea!

  • 7/17/2018 De Kalb County, IN: Wheat yields here averaged 70 bu/a , poor after 100 bu average the last 3 years, every buddy around here saying the same

  • 7/17/2018 Livingston County, IL: Huge corn and bean crop on the way here again if weather cooperates from here on out. The sun and the rain is free,but the seed,the fertilizer,the fuel,and equipment ISN’T. What I’m trying to say is $3.00 corn,$8.00 beans isn’t gonna pay the bills. With all this tariff stuff going on,I guess we better get used to it.

  • 7/16/2018 Black Hawk County, IA: Not sure what Coles County IL is looking at but the corn in central, eastern and northeast Iowa are excellent. Beans are looking even better. Most gd days in years.

  • 7/16/2018 Walsh County, ND: After reading another comment from a fellow farmer I understand now where we get the crop ratings numbers. If they've (soil conservation employee) never farmed and don't actually get off there butt to check the crop, how accurate can the numbers be? Do they really care, they don't have skin in the game and won't effect their paycheck. Unlike ours!! After this past weekend (July 14, 15th) of hot, dry, windy weather crops here have taken a noticeable turn for the worse. Wheat fields have turned white, top quarter of heads have been abandoned and won't be filled. Soybeans are thinning and dropping yellowed/brown leaves, abandoning flowers and pods at the top. They are two weeks ahead because of the early warm weather, so they really need that August finishing rain NOW to make beans. Be interesting to see where the crop ratings are this week. More fake reporting?

  • 7/15/2018 Shelby County, IL: Cleaning out last of soybeans in bin but local elevator is full and can't take them. What's going to happen in two months.

  • 7/15/2018 De Kalb County, IN: Record corn crop


  • 7/15/2018 Craig County, OK: The corn here is cooking in the field. The local silage cutters have their phones ringing off the hook. The beans have stopped growing. Grass is burnt brown. The forecast says 98 today and rising into the triple digits by weeks end. We have been above normal temps for over two months.

  • 7/14/2018 Craighead County, AR: Here in northeast Arkansas crops look mostly good. Cotton, rice, corn and soybeans are all under heavy irrigation as it has been very hot and dry for a few weeks. Not sure how hot temps will effect yield but it has made crops early here.

  • 7/14/2018 Redwood County, MN: This is the worst looking crop in the 30 plus years of farming lots of yellow corn and drown out spots and beans are worse.The crops do not look much better for miles around me I have yet to see a field that 80% good to excellent. The USDA must have been drunk when they gave this report for Minnesota there are 36 counties declared disaster areas. Thank you USDA

  • 7/14/2018 Stutsman County, ND: Crops here look great. Corn tasseling, beans blooming. Will need some timely rains yet but good yield potential out there. Corn has to be developing at a record pace for ND.

  • 7/14/2018 Randolph County, MO: 0.05" of rain in 30 days, corn has small ears & roots yellow. Beans dried up. Japanese Beetles hit hard earlier. Hay less than 30% & very scarce/high dollar avg. $70/bale. No pasture for Cattle/Alpacas all on grain/forage pumping lots of fresh water in turn means high water bill. Many are selling their cattle at record low prices, Drout is worse than 6 years ago. I have only mowed my lawn 2 times this whole year, we normaly have a very long mowing season begining early April. Ponds almost all but gone. Trees leaves folding & turning yellow and falling. 100° most every day. Potatoes dried up too. I keep praying for rain, at this point it would be nice to at least get some coverage on the ground for winter, theres nothing left now. Prayers sent up...

  • 7/13/2018 Humboldt County, IA: It has rained over 30" on some farms since June 1st. Probably 10% to 15% drown out....simply nothing there....water still standing in some ponds. Wet farms are stunted to point where the corn is 3 to 4 feet tall. My guess is we will be lucky to have an 85% of normal crop....even if the hill yields are up. It is worse in the next county west where entire fields are gone. Streams looked like large rivers. Attached a photo of a bridge that is normally 16 feet above the river flow northwest of Humboldt, Iowa.


  • 7/13/2018 Benton County, MN: Minden Township has the most uniform stand of corn I have ever seen; very few drown outs, deep green color, good weed control. Most of the corn in my township has tasseled which is far earlier than average. Soybean acres are less impressive, particularly those planted early. I see a lot of herbicide injury that I suspect is a result of carryover from last years corn crop. Canopy will take some time yet and the pigweed is taking advantage of the situation. There is A LOT of spring wheat planted this year in an area not known for the crop. Wheat fields have begun turning incremental shades of yellow for two weeks, combines likely to roll first week of August. Most of this wheat was planted the second week of May. Dry hay has been a challenge to make as the dew points remain in the tropical range. Upland hay yield was typical, lower meadows are still too soft to carry equipment and as a result I expect beef quality hay to be in short supply this year.

  • 7/13/2018 Putnam County, IN: Wheat harvest wrapped up 10 days ago. Yield was good but nothing like last years 100 plus bpa. 2nd crop beans went into nice moist ground and then picked up 2 one inch soaking rains in 10 days, so they are off to the races. Corn tasseled last week of June and got a nice 1 inch rain the next day and that dropped the temps by 20 degrees. 2nd cutting hay is the best I have ever seen and looks like 4th cut in terms of quality. Some is being sold out of the field for $6 per bale ! Market has tanked but it usually does under these conditions. If you sold the majority of your crop in March you look like a genius and if you didn't and are waiting till fall you better be able to bin it. Neighbor was complaining about low prices and said he has sold nothing and has no marketing plan. This day and age you have to have a marketing plan, and it has to be strong !

  • 7/13/2018 Fulton County, IN: Here in Fulton county 3 weeks ago crops looked great for the most part how no rain can change things in a hurry. With several days in the 90+ range yield is being lost daily. You have to have this in your blood to be able to with stand years like this all the long hrs and hard work seems to be going down the drain. Just when you think you did everything right and the rains stop. Maybe I should run for congress so I get the endless retirement rain will not be so important then. Everyone have a great summer and stay cool

  • 7/13/2018 Buffalo County, NE: Corn in my area looks great. Tasseling for the most part, and since we have missed the heavy rains that have plagued other areas, the corn is deep green in color. The potential is there for a record crop. Soybeans are another story. I have yet to see a uniform field. High Ph areas are dead from too much too early rain. I would bet that bean yields will be off 10-15% or more from last year. Beans here need to be stressed to have high yields, and they haven't been stressed. 2nd cutting of alfalfa is done. Tonnage greatly improved from the first cutting. High humidity made getting it to dry difficult. Another plus is that we have not had to irrigate much at all. In Ag we must always hope that the good out weighs the bad. Good luck to all.

  • 7/13/2018 Washington County, OH: Corn is great--S. Beans are coming along. Since June 25, we have had 13 days over 90 degs..



  • 7/13/2018 Franklin County, IN: Some crops here look good some look terrible well how far does the prices go down before our government gets things straighten up, maybe they want to buy our land then pay us ten dollars an hour to farm, guess I would be making a lot more money

  • 7/12/2018 Floyd County, IA: A neighbor works for the Soil Conservation Service. Every Friday he has to fill out a crop rating form. I don't know if he likes to brag up our area, but I do know he never farmed. Make your own conclusion.

  • 7/12/2018 De Kalb County, IN: To the gentleman that thinks Indiana has great crops on his tour, would you please drive around on the local roads and see what the real world is like out here, there are some really poor crops out here, getting very tired of someone that sees the good areas but dosnt take the time to go though the poor areas, you would make a great USDA employee

  • 7/12/2018 Coles County, IL: I have criss crossed Illinois and Iowa the last 8 days from Charleston to champaign the crops are good ,from champaign to Moline the crops have some problems, from Davenport Iowa to Iowa city the crops have some water damage but look a little behind, from Ames Iowa to Forest City Iowa the crops are short sick and dead in large areas from flooding rains, most of the corn is only two to five foot tall and not tasseled but stunned and yellow, from Forest City to Waterloo the crops looked really bad, from Waterloo to cedar Rapids they improved But From Iowa City to Fort Madison the crops are in bad need of rain, rolled up and dying on the light soils, from Mt Pleasant to Hannibal Mo. they are burning up.

  • 7/12/2018 Coles County, IL: I feel really bad for the farmers in Iowa, their crops in the north half look like crap, flooded out and huge dead areas, some fields never planted. I saw sprayers trying to spray around the ponds in the fields and cutting ruts. the central part was way behind and the south part is burning up. So far what I have seen in Missouri is burning up.

  • 7/11/2018 Sargent County, ND: I have to say that I have never seen corn tassel here before the 4th of July. Until now.crops look great.

  • 7/11/2018 Minnehaha County, SD: Crops look good but are not made! Scared when sandy spots are green and lush and heavier soil areas are yellow, but usda and all the other pros think that’s 75% good to excellent! Under $3 corn and $7.75 beans are gonna make for stressful times ahead but never fear someone will think it’s good to have lower prices! Can’t wait for pro farmer to get out and confirm all the good! $2 corn and LDP money ahead! Woohoo it sure sucked when we had $5 corn and $12 beans! Hahaha

  • 7/11/2018 Washington County, WI: I agree with Pembina county ND why don't we all love to listen to ourselves brag and carry on so the morons and idiots in Chicago who wouldn't know a corn from a bean plant start out at $0.00 for corn and beans and see how long we can keep it at $0.00? All this hype just makes the situation worse giving them information they use against us till we are forced to see for nothing. While they all take their 6 figure salaries and have no worries what so ever. While the rest of us wonder if we are going to be in business by fall. There are good crops but there are more bad crops than people are willing to talk about, Nobody wants to tell the truth and admit they are not the worlds greatest farmer! Its true every seed is not always perfect in this business. A lot of you need to get over yourself! The truth comes out with the weight slips when you finish. Not uncalibrated yield monitors or now many gravity boxes you figured that all had 250 bushels in it from what you think might have been an acre, or friends of radio broadcasters that get on the radio at every turn of events. Weight slips don't lie gravity boxes do!

  • 7/11/2018 Douglas County, KS: Things did look like maybe a fair crop but it has just started cooking the life out of anything green. Yards look like August. Just south of is even a lost worse then here. They are talking starting to cut silage already and south west they are windrowing corn to try to get cattle feed. Between weather and prices it is looking like a skunked year.

  • 7/11/2018 Dodge County, NE: i don't mean to complain there are a lot worse things in life crops here look the worst in 20 years here hailed out june6 we had 22 inches of rain in june the worst part we are supposed to be guaranteed 200 dollars an acre hail insurance will only pay 115 we got totaled out i just don't get it

  • 7/10/2018 Dekalb County, MO: In my area, we're hanging on. Corn rolls up quickly and some has roots turning yellow. Beans are much better than I would expect. Did my annual USDA tour last week (went to Toronto and back on the interstate at 80mph). From the travels through OH, IN, IL and MO, I can understand where the USDA ratings are coming from. IN and IL look fantastic.

  • 7/10/2018 Pembina County, ND: Tuesday is expected to be light on news after USDA's Crop Progress report handed out another round of high crop ratings for corn, soybeans, and spring wheat. Commodities across the board all lower again today. Thank you government for the high ratings and to all you that report best conditions ever! Couldn't stay in business without you...

  • 7/10/2018 Pike County, MO: last rain this area got was June 26th. that was 9 tenths. total for June was 1.6". some places didn't get that much. total for July so far 0.0" with hot wind, hot temps 95+ everyday. Don't have to tell anyone what crops are like. still praying the Good Lord will provide.

  • 7/10/2018 Cumberland County, PA: Very wet summer so far in south central PA. Still struggling to finish first cutting of hay. Quality hay will be hard to find. Corn and beans look great.

  • 7/9/2018 Ingham County, MI: Corn poking tassels through. Beans seem to have stalled getting taller. Chance at rain 5 days out. Lawns are brown. Wheat harvest underway some 90 some 104 bushel. Vomitoxin in wheat sprayed with Prosaro at .44% wheat not sprayed in area 2% vom.

  • 7/9/2018 Bartholomew County, IN: We had more rain than we could handle in May and June. Now July hits and no rain for 2 weeks and 95 degrees while corn tassels. It looked promising for a little bit at least. Hoping for timely rain and a little cooler weather.

  • 7/9/2018 Franklin County, KS: Hot and dry corn looking at about 1/3 of crop at this time soybeans holding on only about 2-3 inches of rain since June 1 Pastures are gone feeding hay already Hay only making less than half of normal

  • 7/9/2018 Meeker County, MN: Fake report; 81 good to excellent for Mm,Ia. The crop from litchfield Mn, to Charles city Ia looks like 1993. Not much that was good.

  • 7/9/2018 Nobles County, MN: Wow is the USDA dreaming again on their crop conditions rating. Here in SW Minnesota huge areas in the fields are yellow and stunted and shrinking. I was able to start spraying some of these waterlogged fields today and it's hard not to puke as you drive thru the fields. These fields are extremely sick looking. Corn is going backwards also. This is the case in most of SW Minnesota. But I guess we do not count here. Easily the worst looking crop I can remember.

  • 7/8/2018 Caldwell County, MO: You can smell the corn cooking during the day time hours now, icorn conditions going down hill fast. Beans are holding on somehow, they are short and blooming, we sprayed the 2cd time this week hoping to get some rain before it’s to late. Pasture are gone, hay is selling for 100.00 , neighbors pumping cattle water from other ponds, it’s the worst I ever seen this drought is.251

  • 7/8/2018 Freeborn County, MN: could not to agree more the comments from the Nobles County producer...state line between Iowa and Minnesota is nothing to right home about! Late snow storms to much water in this area. ICD is showing it's card now. Even had to bypass some custom32% apps due to the excivise rain amounts,

  • 7/7/2018 Floyd County, IA: Corn above tile lines may be three times the height of corn in the non-tiled places. The pre applied N is gone, for the most part. Some are flying urea on. Some mudded through with liquid. And some have taken the banker's advise to quit feeding a dead horse.

  • 7/6/2018 Miami County, OH: corn and beans look excellent don t want timely rains to stop

  • 7/6/2018 Lebanon County, PA: We are experiencing unusual mid summer rains. Penn State Southeast Pa Research station fields are 30% ahead on moisture to date and right on the 10 year average for heat. Soybeans are in the Mid R2 timing applications to protect the back half of the crop are being contemplated with heavy japanese beetles showing up in area fields. There are a few stem diseases(cannot manage these now) and leaf disease showing but not much economical to treat for at this time. We need more solar heat units location stations in Lancaster reporting a higher number of days with 200 watts or less we need sunny days with 1000 watts. Corn is beginning to tassel across alot of areas from April plantings and we also have corn that is only at V3. Not a real pattern in planting this season.


  • 7/6/2018 Chickasaw County, IA: Snowmobiling on April 17, heavy rains in may and June add up to a very troubled crop. Most corn planted in some form of mud with beans not much better. Some corn starting to tassel with field next to it a foot tall and yellow. Sprayers trying to get beans sprayed. An average crop is what we can expect. That might not be enough.

  • 7/5/2018 Traverse County, MN: BEST LOOKING CORN IN A DECADE. BEANS ABOUT AVERAGE OR A LESS

  • 7/5/2018 Tuscola County, MI: 4th of July corn located in Millington, Mi. "Burns Family Farms" would say this corn does not represent the majority of the corn in Michigan. There are some real struggling areas throughout the state.


  • 7/3/2018 Nobles County, MN: Here we have had somewhere between 15-20 inches in last three weeks. As I write this 30 miles North of me they are enjoying a 10+ inch rain this morning. The southern 2 tiers of counties in Minnesota are peppered with huge water drown out spots in fields and a majority of crops are turning yellow the past week. Beans are going backwards and turning white and yellow. Where does the USDA come up with 83% G/E. The main crop growing counties in our state are getting slaughtered with excessive rain. Crop conditions ratings obviously a joke in Southern Minnesota.

  • 7/3/2018 Chariton County, MO: We are in a drought. 13" below normal rainfall. Corn making an ear just hoping it will fill. Japanese beetles eating everything. Beans not growing. Hay was half of last year. Pastures getting short and ponds going dry. The irony of this is we are in a flood warning for the Missouri river.

  • 7/3/2018 Monroe County, NY: Here in WNY crops look great. Rainfall a little short. Corn chest high. On track for good yields as long Weather holds up. Enjoy the 4th and be safe.

  • 7/2/2018 Pottawattamie County, IA: Rain and wind are the constants here. Had over 5 inches las week 70 mph wind on Thursday morning. Trucks blown over on both sides of farm. Corn laying over and some green snap in tops. Some neighbors are reporting over 14 inches of rain in June.

  • 7/2/2018 Marshall County, MN: Crops are looking fantastic. Some of the corn on corn came up pretty yellow by since has turned dark green. We’ve had good moisture and heat. Corn is from knee high to waist high. Last year we weren’t knee high until July 10. Cash soybean price is 7.90, not even close to break even.

  • 7/2/2018 Kittson County, MN: Crops in northwestern minnesota look as good as they can. It seems as if someone is running a soaker hose moisture is perfect and sunshine is abundant. Little over a month before harvest it’s not in the bin yet but everyday gets us a little closer.

  • 7/2/2018 Eaton County, MI: Very hot and windy this weekend here in Eaton county, Michigan


  • 7/2/2018 Jackson County, IA: Here in extreme East Central Iowa we have been getting plenty of moisture. We are luckier than most and are missing the 7 to 12" of rain in a 24-hour period. Overall the corn and beans are looking excellent. Some isolated fields are showing some nitrogen deficiency because of the excess rain. I would guess that a lot of corn will be tasseling in 7 to 10 days. It has been a challenge to get hay made, but still better then being in a drought.



  • 7/2/2018 Sibley County, MN: Crops look good to poor in our area, significant yellowing of corn - too much water sucked all the nitrogen thru the ground. Rain keeps coming so spraying has been a challenge IF you were lucky to get some of that down. Worst crops in the 15 years or so at least in "14" it stopped raining and the drown outs were replanted to soybeans, still water standing all over in this area. This is the year to be farming in sand.......... I anticipate a 10 to 15% reduction against trend line yields. Beans look the same - "Beans don't like wet feet" so that will translate into less yield might be kind of scary when the fall arrives. I think yields will surprise in a very negative way.

  • 7/2/2018 Lonoke County, AR: It's very dry here. We haven't had a rain for about a month. Pumps are running constantly. Lets be honest! No matter what part of the country you are in...If we don't get some relief on prices nobody can sustain this long term. The amount of capital it takes to raise a crop now is at an all time high and prices are and have been under production costs for too many years in a row. We can't out yield this scenario. This doesn't take into account equipment or land payments.

  • 7/2/2018 Clay County, MO: Crops in our area are only holding On by a thread trying to make it on 3 in for the entire year. Latest start and we are further along than ever. As a farmer, republican, and economics major I've never been been so mad in my life at what is going on in the U.S. As a farmer I'm better at my job than any other profession in the U.S. producing a product that is HALF the worlds price for the product and now I have to pay for those that can't compete on a world scale. I want cheap crap from china ( including steel and chemicals) I just want them to import dollar for dollar our cheap Corn to balance the trade. How hard can this be for a president to figure out.


  • 7/1/2018 Green Lake County, WI: hot,hot hot here in east central WI got some rain. crops overall look good for the late plantings. need some pricing to make it a profitable year. dairies in the area are struggling at best. they need some major help to pull them out. Hope for all around price changes to make all farm facets to make a profit

  • 6/28/2018 Shelby County, IA: corn very good till around ten a.m. 6/28/ then 60/70 mph winds lots of green snap, down and mangled corn fields. Some corn 6-8 foot now below fence post high. Beans faired better with a little hail damage.

  • 6/27/2018 Floyd County, IA: The weather has calmed some here. Only 2.5" since the 21st. Now some of the better looking corn becoming lighter colored between the tile lines. Good time for pictures from the air to map those tile lines. Bad deal here https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/farmers-are-killing-themselves-in-staggering-numbers/ar-AAzbcCN?li=BBnb7Kz

  • 6/27/2018 Pickens County, AL: Just got 2.5 inches of rain early beans loading up good later beans look good but can't get rid of weeds good rain all year most corn made dry land 160 n up good luck to all

  • 6/27/2018 Walsh County, ND: Does anybody ever wonder where the government gets the information for their crop ratings? I've never been called. I don't believe their numbers. Spring wheat numbers for one are off. Our wheat does not look good at all, hardly any rain this season. Poor stands, short and thin. Won't be spending money on fungicide for this crap!! Wait till the July heat gets a hold of this crop!

  • 6/27/2018 Yellowstone County, MT: Crops look good here had heck of time getting grains in with spring we had .. alot of rain , barley looks horrible just too wet for it all yellow some guys tore it up and are planting other I think too late in calender for that , spring looks good but seems short and not big heads to me , last time planted spring wheat was 20 yrs ago and got 5.50 a bushel think I can get 5.30 right now .. huh makes a person wonder why in world do we do this .. I know my costs are not same as was 20 yrs ago and pretty sure didn't make money then either ... but fertilizer and chemical and land rent sure went up in last 20 yrs ... loaf bread and pizza and everything else stayed same I am sure too ... corn looks good here likes wet weather and humidity but going to need irrigation soon ... sugar beets look good but they are bleeding money like everything else ... would be way money ahead not to plant a damm thing ... us farmers do the best job in the world to give it away for below production costs ...

  • 6/27/2018 Hamilton County, IA: I live in North Central iowa. It's seems like it rains every other day. Rain doesn't always make a lot of grain . I'd say we have our own set aside acres alot of corn and bean acres won't produce anything all under water. And it is not a small area. We needed to get our production down looks like it's going to happen.

  • 6/27/2018 Minnehaha County, SD: Corn near $3 beans under $8 this sucks! Crops look good but it’s been raining for 2 weeks 5-9 inches! Having a hard time side dressing, hopefully will get it done or my corn crop will loose out, rain doesn’t always make grain! A lot of yellowing crops around here.Never fear though the pros will say it’s all ok! The acreage report on the 29th won’t be accurate but since when does anything usda does have to be accurate! Funny how the last two reports were slightly bullish yet markets are tanking! Not looking forward to summer meeting with you know who! I’d say good luck but we need a miracle not luck!

  • 6/27/2018 Craighead County, AR: All crops look really good here and they are early with the heat we've had. Rice, corn, cotton and soybeans have excellent yield potential but still a way to go.

  • 6/27/2018 Richardson County, NE: Hot and dry in extreme Southeast Nebraska. Corn curling as it tassels. The worst situation to be in is poor crop with low prices.

  • 6/26/2018 Dixon County, NE: 12 inches in 16 hours 6 inches last 5 days before that roads washed out all over . any low ground done. sure most nitrogen in the creek. going forward talking hot and dry. not a set up for a big crop.

  • 6/26/2018 Madison County, OH: have not had 3 straight days without rain since may 5 . last week 5 inches in 2 days, low areas have been filled with water for last 3 weeks more storms today. corn-10% gone, 20% water stunted, 70% good. beans- 5% gone, 15% water stunted, 80% good. beans planted april 22-23 got a running start to keep their head above water thank goodness.

  • 6/26/2018 Mcleod County, MN: Rain 15 out of the 26 days so far in June. Lots of yellowing starting to show up in the corn and the beans are less than stellar. The farm bill is up for debate again and I have an idea. We all know the Funds and Speculators cause our prices to go up & down everyday based on what they think or however they have their computers programmed to read a certain headline. How about every time they make a trade a certain percentage goes to the farm program. Their not an end user or producer yet they determine the prices we get based on how many "paper" bushels they buy & sell or how many "paper" livestock they buy & sell. They trade hundreds of thousands of contracts everyday so even a small percentage would generate a lot of money that could go towards helping pay for some of these programs instead of the tax payers.

  • 6/25/2018 Dallas County, IA: There,s no way the USDA, Pro Farmer Tour, or Ruby the Side Show Psychic can predict the size of this year's corn and soybean crops. In spite of the ginormous variability, there will be inept numbers slobbered out to the trade. Once again we farmers will become victims of the moment of fame these bumblers bask themselves in. The numbers I would most like to see.....the exact number of 2017 corn and soybean bushels that are unpriced. Numbers that would be Huge ! And detrimental to busting out of this 4 year trade range we are in. We don't gots to has more bushels no mo'!

  • 6/25/2018 Hendricks County, IN: Corn looks really good in our area. Starting to tassel. Bean not as good due to too much rain. Had over 3 inches last week with more predicted to come in. Seeing some yellowing in the beans where ground is saturated or water has stood. Phytophthora also been an issue. Little to no marestail this year but can't say the same for waterhemp. Seems like all I do is complain but I am grateful to the Lord for His blessings and I do realize it comes from Him. Have a great summer. Going fishing for about 10 days!!!

  • 6/24/2018 Caldwell County, MO: Beans that’s been planted sinceMay 7 only knee high, most are half knee high, Corn is tasseling but short.

  • 6/24/2018 Turner County, SD: Rain makes grain. Pics of some planted fields under for 5 days. 5000 to 6000 acres lost according to TV in just 2 counties. High ground better, but still has holes starting to show up, with corn green but falling over. Beans are under of covered with dirt at best. We only had 6 to 8.5 inches of nice rain last week. 2 more coming next week to go down the river.



  • 6/24/2018 Sampson County, NC: Well folks the pass 2and half weeks have been exactly what you don't want here on a corn crop. Full blown ear set and pollination with 93 to 100 degree temps and basically 0 rain. A heavily stressed crop going under more stress. We went from heavy rain and cloud cover to desert like conditions .My opinion is we lost 30 to 50 bu on heavy land and a good 80 to 90 on light soils.The saving grace was today wide spread rains are giving us some relief. The state may average 100 bu if the weather holds till harvest with no hurricanes. Guys are still planting full season beans along beside doublecrop. some are being replanted due to the wet weather earlier. Some may have to be replanted after today's heavy downpours. Had a laughable moment when I read a comment on an article's comments section from a guy from Wisconsin that we should be more concerned with politics because todays hybrids are so much better than our hybrids from 1995. I beg to differ. Give me my old Funks G 4651 would average over 200bu in a so so year and was almost hurricane proof. Try and find one like that now,not.

  • 6/23/2018 De Kalb County, IN: Rain just keeps pounding us, prevented planting beans being signed up, poor looking crops, wet spots, yellow corn, checked wheat and lots of diseases , mold on heads, black color heads, hope we can sell it, what a mess,worse start ever

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