- 11/15/2018 Adair County, IA: Many should be done by end of the week. Still beans yet to get in mud holes. Beans yet in field are still above 14% as some tested above 16%. Bean yields from low 30's to 60 area depending on maturity and planting date. Corn all over the board. Green snap areas from June 28 wind 0-100 bu. Field averages 80-125 in green snap areas basically half crop. Coop has not piled corn on ground yet as last year had pile started. Crop Insurance people be very busy in Adair and Cass Counties
- 11/14/2018 Lawrence County, MO: Making bean harvest challenging. More like January weather.
- 11/13/2018 Watonwan County, MN: Crop insurance adjuster measured my bins yesterday.My overall APH for corn is 210 bu/acre.This year averaged 130.Adjuster said his company alone has 200 claims in southern Minnesota this year.
- 11/13/2018 Tama County, IA: Frozen is the new dry here, corn done and maybe get last beans today. Corn 220, beans like 50, never enough.
- 11/12/2018 Sauk County, WI: Soybean yields were decent where the deer damage was minimal 50+ on the good beans one farm terrible deer population 32 bushels same management. Probably will just switch that farm to continuous corn Corn should be done today yields were good some hybrids just did not dry down. corn is not standing well, and we are slow going and leaving more than we care to but no choice. Been just too wet this year but the end is in sight and we always have next year
- 11/12/2018 Kossuth County, IA: Been a trying year. Glad this year is over. Yields on corn and beans are down. Maybe next year.
- 11/12/2018 Lenawee County, MI: Average yields both corn and soybeans would estimate 30 percent beans left to combine lots of corn. Extremely wet, now snow, what a year!
- 11/11/2018 Swift County, MN: Beans were great, in the upper 50s, low 60s this year. Corn doesn’t even need to be talked about. Rain,rain, and more rain. 130-160s for yields. Crop insurance not coming close to helping. Another hard conversation coming with FSA about how next year will be better....
- 11/9/2018 De Kalb County, IN: Beans ended up in the low 40's no record in beans here. Time to investigate USDA
- 11/9/2018 Dixon County, NE: 3" of snow 30-40mph winds for next 3days lots of corn left to break off some soybeans mud under snow.just a mess!
- 11/8/2018 Carroll County, IL: Planted in perfect condition only to harvest low wt. corn meaning less storage in every bin. Yield 30 to 40 bushel less than last year. Fought mud outside and inside the combine. Seemed to be farming on shares with the deer and rabbits. 243 bushel last year and estimate 207 this year over all the acres. One to many rains during harvest would not let us stop the bleeding. Some of us got the beans harvested in time at the expense of losing more corn Been Blessed by the Lord and glad to participate one more harvest.
- 11/7/2018 Seneca County, OH: We are in a mess with way too much rain. Soils are very soggy. Well over 4" in past 10 days. I made a trip around our area yesterday surveying what crops are left. Corn still standing was about what I expected, but I was shocked at how many soybeans that are still to be harvested. We have over half of our corn yet to be harvested, but thankfully no soybeans left. 3 choices now, rut up the fields (did that last fall), wait for it to dry up, or wait for the ground to freeze up. It has been a very trying year. Late planting due to wet spring, too dry in the summer and now way too wet again. Farming used to be enjoyable but not anymore. Low commodity prices just make the agony that much worse on top of lower than desired yields. USDA says that everyone has outstanding crops. Not here.
- 11/5/2018 Henry County, OH: 3.17 inches of rain in the past week. Lots of corn and a few soybeans left in the field. Free storage. Hopefully will get in the field in the next six months before planting.
- 11/5/2018 Kandiyohi County, MN: Soybean yields this year were roughly the same as last year. Corn-yields this year were off over 50 bushels per acre from last year. It absolutely would not stop raining all summer.
- 11/5/2018 Pottawattamie County, IA: Almost all beans out and most are disappointed on yields- from 40's to mid 70's. Working on corn, with wind damaged corn going at 120's and good corn hitting 200. Most corn 40 bu. less than last year and wind damaged corn only half of last year.
- 11/2/2018 Tuscola County, MI: Harvesting corn 100 bu. or less , full of sprouts and vomitoxin.
- 11/1/2018 Erie County, PA: beans did not look good all year. some fusarium found. yields 30 ish. still 60 acres to go. will not stop raining. gave up on beans and started with corn and got in a storm. yield fair but no bin buster. ten day forecast calls for rain every day but two. a very frustrating harvest. too many farmer's holidays.
- 11/1/2018 Palo Alto County, IA: A lot of corn 100 bushels off last 3 years, soybeans off 20 bushel. With low price and short crop gonna be a lot of high dollar renters mine ground or cash out. Board price creeps down everyday and basis widens with it yet co-op employees at 3 different elevators claim that it's one of the shortest crops they've ever seen come in.
- 11/1/2018 Jasper County, IN: Jasper co. Indiana, harvest has slowed due to much rain,lots of beans to cut yet and corn has blown over and trying to pick it up with a corn reel, getting roots and whole stalks in the combine and mud inside the machine, this too shall pass
- 10/31/2018 Green Lake County, WI: Here in East central WI. Fields are wet but grinding through it. Corn yields are all over the place, TW is running light and stalk quality is terrible at best. Looks like rain coming this weekend through mid next week. If we get big winds with the rain there will be a lot of corn laying on the ground. Soybean yields have been all over also. Heard as good as 70 and as low as 40. TW is also light on beans.
- 10/30/2018 Cherokee County, IA: Cherokee county Iowa. Beans were anywhere from 61 to 67 BPA, average was right at 63 BPA. Corn seems to be between 205 and 230, dry. My soybeans looked better than they were, and my corn is better than it looked.
- 10/30/2018 Lenawee County, MI: Half done with both corn and soys. Corn running from darn poor to darn good depending on drainage, soil quality, etc. Real close to our 5yr avg. Stories of vom, mold, and sprouting in the area but I haven't seen any. Soys are the best we have ever had. 12 - 15 bu above 5 yr average.
- 10/30/2018 Livingston County, KY: Got done with corn about a week a go. Best corn every away from the end rows deer and coons got it all really hunt that average. Corn running 160-200 with about half the beans in at around 60 which are good for us in western KY.
- 10/30/2018 Jackson County, IA: Extreme East Central Iowa. Lot of different weather since last reporting a month ago. Went from thinking we were going to have an early fall to two weeks of monsoon type weather. Thankfully the last couple of weeks have been nice to hopefully allow everybody to finish Bean within the next day or so. Temps have been somewhat cool, but could be a lot worse. Bean yields overall have been above-average. Would guess 50% of the Corn is still to be harvested.
- 10/29/2018 Lucas County, IA: Finished 60 acres of beans in SC Iowa. 41 bu/ a, not bad considering 2 years in a designated drought area and then several 4 inch rains in a week. This was the last field planted and last out, but that was lucky as the neighbors beans who got planted early were mature when the heavy rains came and developed mold. Some even sprouted. Area co-ops have turned away thousands of bushels of damaged beans.
- 10/28/2018 Polk County, IA: Just finished my last 80 of beans. At 55 bu/acre, they were right on my 5 year average. Corn may finish next week, if Central Iowa doesn't get too much rain. Tiled fields still have lots of wet, wet spots and the combine left deep ruts. Also seeing erosion damage in fields due to several 4 and 6 inch rains like none ever before experienced.
- 10/27/2018 Watonwan County, MN: Rain makes grain.... Unless it's more than the tile can drain.
Corn-Field APH 2018.
#1. 220 157
#2. 190 107
#3. 206 118
#4. 216 137
#5. 208 87
#6. 205 118
#7. 210 129
For 4 months a lot of self-proclaimed experts said we were whining about nothing in southern MN/north central IA. Didn’t know what we were looking at. Well, I'm glad we don’t have to look at it any more.
- 10/27/2018 De Kalb County, IN: Beans started out good yields ,around 60's, later planted beans in the 40's, disapointed in yields, talked to seed rep, and he was saying lots of his customers saying ssame thing, corn same problem, water damage! He thinks 183 usda yield is insane, same with bean yield,
- 10/27/2018 Livingston County, KY: Finished shelling about a week ago, best corn in a while 160 to 200 average. The big difference is because we are giving up all the end rows to deer and coons. Something is going to have to be done about this because varmints are tearing us up. We now have more damage in corn than beans. Got about half the beans out, running around 60+. Weather has been pretty good.
- 10/26/2018 Erath County, TX: 14+ inches of rain in the last week in North Central Texas. Most all do not have wheat or oats planted. There is a lot of hay on the ground prior to the rain. Some bailing began this week. We're expecting rain again next week. Those than can get in the fields (sand) will do so by this weekend. Somewhat delayed in plantings, however we will plant. Rains have been a blessing.
- 10/26/2018 Dawson County, NE: Harvest going fast, beans should be done in next couple days, 97% done now. Corn harvest needs about 8-10 days running and area will be done. Great yields lots of 80 plus on beans and corn under 250 has something wrong with it . Bins are full, piling on ground and starting to fill bags at ends of fields. No bad harvest weather yet, but we know its a day closer
- 10/25/2018 Brown County, MN: All that lime green corn in August turned into stubby little 3 inch cobs. Some of the worst corn I've ever grown. Don't blame us for the surplus!
- 10/25/2018 Stearns County, MN: Rain and rain, and more rain. I wish it would stop raining.
- 10/25/2018 Clay County, IA: Corn is well below average for us, wet spring delayed planting and wind in September laid a lot of our corn over. Soybeans looked decent from the road but was disappointing overall. Wet years aren't good for us here.
- 10/25/2018 Barton County, KS: If they whoever they are would see what kind of mess the nemly planted wheat is in 2/3 rds of is it wouldn't be going down everyday . Bunch of acres not planted an not going to be planted most of what is planted is partly washed out from heavy rains some replanted a raining again heard today 80 percent planted I've talked to a lot farmers an wonder where that data came from its sure not in this county or any county's east of Barton county
- 10/25/2018 Chickasaw County, IA: corn and soybean harvest in full swing here. Beans from low 50 to mid 60. We were told to plant extend beans cause they had all the goodies to get high yeilds. Somebody forgot to tell the bean, worst yeilds were all extend beans. Fungicide paid big this year. Corn has been from 145 to 229. Most comes in at 200 or less. Lots of rain around Labor Day cooked the corn. Lots of 52-54 lb test wgt. Anything planted after mid may is plain disgusting. There will be a lot of wrinkled pillows after this harvest is over.
- 10/24/2018 Clarke County, IA: Finished up just after lunch yesterday kicked back with my feet up enjoying life today. Even with moderate drought, 18% hail lost, and two weeks of constant rain in middle of harvest we only had one grain truck stuck and no combines. Finale results over the scale 207 dry bushels per acre corn not bad for a county with a 5 year average of 147. Corn hybrid numbers were the key this year yields ranged from 170 to 251 glad I did not have much of the 170 Hybrid. We wont talk about the soybean disaster mold, rot, sprout, yuk.
- 10/24/2018 Putnam County, IN: Wrapped up corn harvest about 7 days ago. 22 bushel better than last year. Finishing last field of beans tomorrow, beans have been 3 to 5 bushel better than last year. Double crop beans are ready about 10 days sooner than normal since we have now had 4 days with a hard frost. Expecting these beans to break the 50 bpa mark for the first time ever in our area. Wheat is planted and up and looks really good. Our area is still way behind as far as harvest is concerned, usually 75% done by this time, currently might be 50% done. Lots of corn blew down Saturday night when we had gust up to 66 mph and sustained winds of over 50 mph. Thank goodness mine was tucked away and resting nicely in the bins !
- 10/24/2018 Talbot County, MD: I just can’t wait till December 31st to put 2018 behind us but more than likely the debt carryover will continue in 2019 , I’m saying prayers for yaw round the country that have been slammed this year , worse than we have I’ve talked to farmers in Nc, western shore of md , Delaware , and Virginia and the story is all the same , there’s a lot of garbage out there to harvest , but this what we chose to do so pull yourself together and plow through it and always remember somebody’s got it worse than you . Take your time, be careful and have a safe harvest and cherish your family and friends there the ones that will get you thru
- 10/23/2018 Lubbock County, TX: Road trip: I-80 NE to SW Missouri to Lubbock, TX. Things looked good in NE. Combines rolling in many areas. Missouri River bottom in IA mostly flooded All the way to where I-29 climbs out of the bottoms. Maybe 1/3 of the corn and bean harvested. SW Missouri - very little corn made it due to drought. Lots of beans unharvested. Oklahoma wheat looks good except for the water holes. Would estimate about 1/3 to 1/2 of cotton still in fields due to rain. Quality?
- 10/23/2018 Rock County, MN: very disappointing soybean yields, deep tracks in the mud in every field, more trouble then 7 people ought to have, what next... maybe the whole farm in to CRP for 10 years is the best thing...
- 10/23/2018 Adams County, WI: Finished beans yesterday had one farm that went 35.9 bushels and the other that went 26 bushels . Did some custom combining that went 29.9 average . Not good at all this is land that normally runs in the mid 50’s .
- 10/22/2018 Caldwell County, MO: We got started cutting beans, yield is in the low 20’s . We was within days of burning up twice.
- 10/22/2018 Wapello County, IA: Corn anywhere from 150 to 200 bu lots of down corn from winds this summer. Early season beans up to 50% damage most places won't take them. Some are moldy others started growing in the pods its not a pretty picture
- 10/20/2018 Minnehaha County, SD: Beans are disappointing, that’s all! Finally drying enough to harvest but sure is fun getting stuck every once in a while! Like how markets say there’s no news but China cancels a bean sale, wait tariffs, I thought they weren’t buying at all!
- 10/20/2018 Minnehaha County, SD: Oh yeah I think rain doesn’t always make grain!
- 10/20/2018 Adams County, WI: Been combining soybeans the last few days & my worst bean crop , we needed more rain at the end of July into August. Only averaging 38 bushels , did a few acres of corn not great but I’ll take it around 160 at 19% moisture. I’ve been here the same from my fellow farmers in my area.