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  • 11/22/2017 Dickey County, ND: Soils are very dry, there is no subsoil moisture remaining. The drought is still in place across most of North and South Dakota and a large part of Montana. 2018 will be very interesting indeed. Droughts in our neck of the woods tend to be long lasting events lasting a few years at times (30's & 80's). Have a great Thanksgiving!

  • 11/21/2017 Niagara County, NY: Ontario Canada: When is John Deere going to make a seat that can support a man who weighs over 500 lbs? We don’t have a single operator who rings in at under 5 bills and every tractor we own has a broken seat sensor, arm rest and fabric ripped out of the back. Does anyone know if case or new holland make a heavier duty seat for heavier duty operators? Thinking of switching because we are spending more on seats that oil and filter changes.

  • 11/21/2017 Henry County, OH: Yields better than anticipated. 41-60 soybeans 160-260 corn. 5.88 inches of rain since November 1 causing major problems. Still some single crop soybeans and corn in the field.

  • 11/20/2017 St Joseph County, IN: We got a lot of rain in northern Indiana. Lots of ponding in St. Joseph county (and neighboring counties too). Most fields have been harvested, but there are some still-standing so the rain will delay harvest a bit.The local weather man said a little more than an inch fell on Saturday, but it sure seemed like a lot more.

  • 11/20/2017 Coles County, IL: still a couple of farmers still have crops in the fields, even with all the rain we have had the last few weeks the field tiles are still dry and so is my farm ponds. I am all done, the grain bins are locked up till prices improve greatly.

  • 11/17/2017 Lucas County, IA: Just finished the last 80. Yielded 82 bu/a with a moisture of 17.9. Some neighbors in the 70's with an occasion prime ground field that was fortunate to be under that lone rain cloud, yielded as high as 120.

  • 11/16/2017 Minnehaha County, SD: Crops were "better than we expected" here but that didn't take much since we had very trying year, late planting then hail and replant then very dry July then good moisture in Aug and Sept so we were thinking 140 so it is better than expected but at these prices it still is not better than expected! What a joke our big payments were! Local elevators have smaller piles than last year and harvest is nearly complete, oh they do have piles but incidentally the bins and silos are not full! Makes you think there's something suspicious going on! Now the hardest part of farming starts, proving to educated pros that we are ok to keep going another year! Good luck!

  • 11/15/2017 Martin County, MN: Crops were good in our area. Negativity is way overblown. Silent majority had good crops with more up and down than usual. Beans did okay, around mid 50s. Corn was excellent for most part, ~220+. Just too much production in the world to support "good" prices. Not that complicated

  • 11/15/2017 Sauk County, WI: finished corn yesterday Been a struggle all year to do anything all it has done is rain. Soybeans were decent at 51.5 bushels corn was good but not as good as last year 160 bushels

  • 11/15/2017 Wright County, MN: Wright and Meeker County, Minnesota: Soybeans are pretty much completed in our area. Yields ranged from 45 to 60 bushels per acre. Liberty Link and RR2Y varieties generally yielded greater than the Xtend varieties we planted. We did experience Dicamba drift problems from neighbors. Likewise, our Dicamba spray drifted some as well. The combine monitor dropped 10-15 bushels per acre in those infected areas. We had 50% of our corn acres Conventional and the other 50% was RR with BT/RW traits. I'm happy to report that the Conventional acres yielded 25-35 bushels more per acre than the traited. We had a 95 day Conventional hybrid yielding 265-280 bushels per acre where we had pattern tiled. Due to the wet spring and then heavy rainfall from time to time, where there was no tile the yield was 180 bushels. Our 2017 results tell us: plant Conventional corn and spend more money on tile!

  • 11/14/2017 Cimarron County, OK: There is so much conflicting information out right now. Some say the Spring was so wet that it mitigated the lack of rain, yet you look at the subsoil maps and it shows drought through July. There were ideal growing conditions with last years seed and we had a great crop, but seed companies made so much progress in seed quality and strength in one year that it can out produce in a bad year as opposed to an ideal year. The NASS numbers were down around 20 points from last year but the USDA puts in record numbers. DTN Corn Index was down significantly as well, but the guys sitting in their cubicle in the USDA office seem to have a better idea about yield than the farmers or other boots on the ground. Sounds off, or "fake?"

  • 11/14/2017 Mcleod County, MN: Slow going to the end. Still have neighbors beans to do because of late plantings and harvest rains. Yields all over the board. Ground is froze one day, mud the next. tillage is almost a stand still and a mess. Seems the only consistency these days is the USDA and CBOT looking at the Brazilian weather forecast to determine the markets for the week. What a joke, plain and simple. Good luck to those trying to finish up.

  • 11/14/2017 Madison County, OH: Received another 3.4 inches of rain after the 3+ inches the week before. Absolutely miserable harvest in Central Ohio. We were able to run 2 days this weekend in terrible field conditions. We have given up trying not to tear up our no till ground. Just hoping to get the crop out now. We are shut down again after another .4 Sunday evening. Probably 5-10% of beans and 40% of corn to go in our area.

  • 11/14/2017 Polk County, IA: Expected to be down 20% from 5 year average on both beans and corn due to the extremely wet mudded in spring and then no rain from then on. But things turned oiut better than expected, but still down about 10% from last 5 year average. With the terrible prices, the year may break even. Putting on no fall inputs and planning on idling the poorest 5% parts of any field. It is these spots that are not holding up their end of the deal for me and adding to the USDA crop acres, which are lowering the prices we receive!

  • 11/14/2017 Greenwood County, KS: Still waiting for weather to clear up so we can get DC soybeans harvested. Very slow drying down. This is very late for us.

  • 11/13/2017 Jackson County, IA: Finally finished the soybean Harvest for 2017. Wednesday was the first day that we've seen full sun shine from start to finish since October 22nd. There are just a few beans left, would expect most to finish before the rain moves in this weekend. Both corn and bean yields are good. Corn moisture is between 17 and 25%.

  • 11/13/2017 Dickey County, ND: Tillage came to a halt. Ground is froze up solid. Still corn yet to harvest but not on my farm. USDA is well off on wheat and corn but closer on soybean yields. wheat acres that were put up for hay are still not accounted for in the reports. Fertilizer prices went up a lot in the last 2 weeks, WHY?

  • 11/10/2017 Barron County, WI: Lots of acres of soybeans are still in the field. At least one elevator is drying the soybeans coming in. Yields of beans are average. Corn is yielding below average because the test weight is averaging 53# per bushel. We saw one field come in with 50# test weight.

  • 11/10/2017 Wright County, MN: 95% soy harvested. 3 inches snow last friday, ground froze enough at the moment to stop tillage, just snowed enough this eve to make ground white. soy = good crop 50 bpa average, corn 175 to 185 average, moisture from 19 to 24% , lots of dryer gas used drying in this cold temps, over all not as good as crop as last year but decent. still think the usda last report is bs ! just saying

  • 11/9/2017 Richland County, ND: No we are having fun picking corn in the snow at 8 degrees even my hula girl hates it sitting here dreaming of my toes in the sand with a cool one in my hand.

  • 11/9/2017 Harlan County, NE: Dry weather and high winds have been hard on the corn.

  • 11/9/2017 Barron County, WI: We have about 800 acres of soybeans to harvest yet even though we never missed a day that we could run. We are combining today in the snow with bean moistures in the 16-18% range. Current temps are in the teens. Corn moistures are also higher than we like, but we are still thankful that September was the warmest month of the year or we would be looking at monster crop insurance claims. As it is we will have no claims and a wide basis in this area. My banker will need to be very understanding. Its hard to know how long we can run in this environment where it takes more $ for inputs than we can generate with production.

  • 11/9/2017 Lenawee County, MI: all these reports all over the corn belt can't possibly be correct, the USDA says everything is fine and yields are the best ever. This agency needs to be abolished, it only favors the feds and their ability to buy cheep food !!!!! lets demand the government either stop all the false reports and or hold them until harvest is all complete, maybe January would be good. All they do is influence the markets and not all of what they say is the truth. ( wow did I just say that !!! )

  • 11/9/2017 Buffalo County, NE: Finished harvest last evening,...what a relief! Even though corn harvest only took 3 weeks, it seemed much longer. At one point, we had wind gusts that exceeded 40mph for stretch of 8 out of 11 days. The winds probably caused yield losses of greater than 10% when compared to what we harvested prior to enduring them. It's going to be a trying experience to get all that corn picked up via stock cows without causing them some type of health issue. Good luck to all.

  • 11/8/2017 Henry County, KY: Wet in Kentucky. Can't get Combines in fields to harvest soybeans last two weeks six Inches rain still have three thousand acres to go. We on Ky river in north central of state.

  • 11/8/2017 Madison County, NE: Veterans day photo for ya. We show our respect every day with flags flying.

  • 11/7/2017 Madison County, OH: Extremely wet in Central Ohio , over 3 inches of rain in the past 2 weeks. Only had 2 days we could work in that period. Extended forecast calls for rain almost every day. Not sure how we’re going to get this years crop out without doing a lot of damage to the ground. I’d say 85% of the beans in our area are done and maybe 40% of the corn. Bean yields ranged from 50-65 and corn on 400 acres so far is yielding 185-230.

  • 11/7/2017 Stutsman County, ND: Beans are done where it rained up to 50 where it didn’t 25. Corn again where it rained up to 180 no rain 110. A lot of corn blown done and now 1 to 4 inches of snow. The basis is killing us with corn -80 to- 90 soybeans -1.20 to -1.30 been bad all year. Even ethanol plants at -70. How can you make it when you give over $100 per acre for basis??

  • 11/7/2017 Craig County, OK: Wheat planting is almost finished. Beans were 10 bu under last year. If we could all agree to idle 10 percent of our planted acres we would get double per bushel. We all know that getting everyone to do this is impossible but this would solve our profit issues.

  • 11/6/2017 Seneca County, OH: We are extremely wet in northern Ohio now. Got clobbered by 3.5" of rain with high winds Sunday evening on top of already wet soils. This is going to delay harvest even more. A fair amount of soybeans are still in the field and even more corn. It has not been a good fall. Had good weather earlier but crops were not mature due to late spring planting, also due to wet conditions. Soybean yields were disappointing as they looked better than what they yielded.

  • 11/5/2017 Allen County, KY: Soybeans yield off 15 to 20 bushels to acre raining all time can't get in fields tried today to wet more rain rest of week we farm on Ky Tn line

  • 11/4/2017 Meeker County, MN: A very slow and frustrating harvest. It is snowing again. I heard one of The Twin Cities weathermen say, "The last time we had a dry weekend was in July." The soybeans are mostly out, Thank God. The soybean were about a bushel less than last year. A good crop. The corn maybe half out. The corn is yielding less than last year. We need several warm and dry days. This doesn't look to likely. The corn will come out adventually. All of the fall tillage likely will not get done. This will effect next years soybean yields. And may change some planed corn on corn to soybeans.

  • 11/1/2017 Dekalb County, MO: Soybean yields suck in northern Illinois- wet and 40 tops

  • 10/30/2017 Henry County, OH: Bean yields were a little better than expected. 45-60 Especially later planting with later varieties. Corn is much better than anyone thought. 160-215 Thin spots don’t seem to make any difference.

  • 10/30/2017 Harlan County, NE: Gone with the wind lost 80 to 90 bushels of corn per acre pioneer 1197 the worse. The corn in our area went from 230 bpa to 120 thanks to the high winds.

  • 10/27/2017 Buffalo County, NE: A lot of corn in this area has been "harvested" this week, winds gusting to 50+ mph both Monday and Thursday. The top end of the yield has fallen on the ground. At least the cows grazing the stalks will be well fed. This has been quite a challenging, and interesting, year.

  • 10/27/2017 Wright County, MN: saturated ground but better than last year can move any way, soybeans are 30 bu per acre to 55 per acre, done with them, started corn and that is from 225 bu per acre and 175 per acre, and it is snowing as i type, yea!

  • 10/27/2017 Marshall County, IN: Our beans have been 42to 61 we are 80 percent done looks like our average will be 48-51 the last 2years average was 55. Corn we are half done and highly pleased. Ground that normally has a hard time making 165 is making 200-210 that is on our light ground hoping our heavy ground does the same or better.

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