- 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.
- 10/19/2018 Crawford County, OH: Lots of harvest activity in the last few weeks between light rain events. Beans have been excellent...nearly 10% better yeilds than last year(our average is in the low 60's). Should cut the last of our beans tomorrow. Corn is above average as well. Ours has ranged from 180-220 BPA. Early this week moisture was at 16.5% out of the field. Here's to hoping our weather conditions hold for a couple more weeks! Well wishes to all that are struggling in wet conditions, that was us last year. Be safe everyone!
- 10/19/2018 Webster County, IA: I'll sell my crop for the state average, 202 corn, and 61 bu. beans. Usually we're above state average. I don't think we'll even come close. I'm thinking 10% below our 10 year average on both corn and soybeans. But who really knows not enough done to be sure. Must be slow or tired of being stuck. I hear we're ahead harvesting this year. If that's the case farmers have lost interest reporting to agweb their crop yields. Not one report as of today in Iowa.
- 10/19/2018 Dubuque County, IA: Wet season here in Eastern Iowa near Dubuque. No good.
- 10/19/2018 Madison County, OH: Harvest started out wet but conditions have improved significantly. Spectacular crops in our area 220-270 bu corn and beans 65-80. Unfortunately damage is terrible due to 4+ inches of rain in 4 days thanks to hurricane Harvey. 20+ % damage in corn and beans. Have heard of loads being rejected to to damage.
- 10/19/2018 Sherburne County, MN: October 14th woke up to snow!! Where did that come from this is Central Minnesota not the Northern part. 40 miles west of Minneapolis and harvest has been tough, been at the corn and have about 45% out but NO soybeans have been harvested instead they are snow catchers. Forecast is supposed to give us a few days here this coming week, hope it holds or we may not get the soybeans out of the field!!
- 10/19/2018 Winnebago County, IA: Finished corn last night. Stalks so powdery won't need to chop. Yield bad. Probably down 30 b/a. Glad to see it out of sight. Have to harvest soybeans yet and they are down 33% from last year. Elevator said to bring sample in as they won't accept if moldy from sitting in the water.
- 10/16/2018 Dawson County, TX: Rain Rain go away come again another day How about Christmas . Cotton ,peanuts and milo need harvested now. Three weeks of rain and now near freezing weather is taking a toll on crops and Man alike. When the sun comes out will flip a coin and start on something. Best of luck to all who farm and be safe.
- 10/16/2018 Perkins County, NE: Soybean harvest little behind schedule. Corn harvest on track. Dryland corn crop well above average yield. Local grain elevators built huge pads last month to pile corn. Most dryland corn acres I have ever seen in this county, with all the rain this season dryland corn will be very profitable this year even with the low price of corn.
- 10/15/2018 Floyd County, IA: I have not started combining anything myself yet as the corn is nearly 30 percent. A few others started on corn Saturday afternoon. The wet ground held combines but they could not get loads out. One neighbor did a yield check. 166. Accumulating snow Sunday. Virtually no beans out in our area yet.
- 10/15/2018 Thayer County, NE: beans splitting open and more corn fallling down with the snow hard to figure when to sell beans with no true account to how much govt is going to actually pay or what weather is going to be like down the road
- 10/15/2018 Hall County, NE: Well supposedly 8 percent of the soybeans got cut in the last week? Where are they pulling this figure from? Nothing done here. More soybeans left to cut than whats been done. We managed to get 52 acres of corn out saturday before the rain hit. Then came 2 inches of snow with guys southeast of us getting 5 inches. This started out being a huge crop but where we returned to the field the monitor was down 16 bpa from the previous of 220. The whole corn belt is a big mess. On a bright note got some stalks fenced and cows turned in. New letter ID for Chicago. CBOC Chicago board of Crooks
- 10/14/2018 Big Stone County, MN: More rain , snow, no sun and cold temperatures. Have not started fall harvest yet and do not know when that might be. Have heard of some farmers taking beans at 17% moisture and higher and that was before this last round of rain and snow. Now I am hearing about the mold that is starting to show up on standing crops. what a mess!! Also a big thank you to trump for throwing the farmers in this country under the bus, and keep running us over and over. He has ruined our markets, given waivers to the oil companies so that they do not need to blend ethanol, and he does not seem to care. Oh, I forgot about our big tariff payment. WHAT A JOKE!! How can any american farmer support this guy and his party??? I can't.
- 10/14/2018 Dixon County, NE: snowing about 2" beans not that great good corn but wet alredy has wind damage seems to get alittle worse every time you look at it. lots of beans before corn and still snowing wind in the 30s this afternoon
- 10/14/2018 Colfax County, NE: Snowing today, alot of crops, specially soybeans. Had 3 days of combing in almost three weeks. Record yields even in rain,snow, and sleet. Thanks again USDA for making food cheap for everyone.
- 10/14/2018 Minnehaha County, SD: Thanks Adams for recognizing the truth! To bad the so called ‘pros’ have to edit these comments, they just don’t like the truth I guess! Curious to see overnight markets as I write this it’s Sunday evening and it’s the middle of harvest and I’m sitting in the house ‘relaxing’ because of 4inches of snow last night and no sunshine in days in the wettest yr on record in our area but I’ll bet there will be no ‘new’ news to move the markets! Makes me sick! Maybe 10% harvested here and who cares what the yields are it’s not news, the powers that be are only gonna let so much money in agriculture! Oh by the way we have 125 feeder cattle with some concrete, obviously not enough because I’ve used 45 bales of cornstalks already! Hopefully we can get more put up this winter! They’ve ‘the pros’ have taken all the fun out of farming! Thanks
- 10/14/2018 Nobles County, MN: More horrific weather in SW Minnesota but hey what's new? This entire cropping year has been awful weather wise since our April 14 th blizzard. Then flooding all Summer and now flooding and snow fall on our unharvested crops. Id guess we are 15-20% done on beans and about the same on corn. Have not even tried beans in at least two weeks because of constant wet weather. Corn yields 40 bu/ acre less than a year ago and beans 15 bu/ acre less than last year. Yet USDA has us still producing a monster crop. Boy do they have a rude awakening coming but they will never have to admit it.
- 10/14/2018 Rockcastle County, KY: The weather in central Kentucky has been terrible to say the least. It will not stop raining. Every time it rains it rains atleast several inches as it has all year. Corn has been decent but only on well drained ground. Wetter natured ground has really suffered. Yields are down from last season. There also has been some corn sprouting still on the ear. Soybeans were a good crop a month ago. Now they are ruined. No exaggeration. It rained 6+ inches the last week of September. Beans sprouted in the pods, molded and rotted. There are NO unaffected fields in this area. Lots are not fit to do anything but destroy. If the beans didn’t mold or rot they are full of purple stain. The bean crop is a complete failure here and it continues to rain and rain.