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  • 4/24/2019 Brown County, WI: Alfalfa and over wintering cover crops are finally coming alive! Lots of areas with winter kill through from ice/flooding. Local winter wheat acres will have bare areas. Spring erosion this year, and last year, in fields conventionally tilled are as bad as I've ever seen. Fields no-tilled and/or with cover crops have little to no erosion. Planting still a few weeks off.

  • 4/23/2019 Minnehaha County, SD: Really not much fun out here on the farm anymore really thinking it’s time to hang it up no other industry sells for 30% of parity oh there’s a word no one ever brings up ever wonder why I don’t care if we are raising bigger crops that’s what we need to do for many reasons JD sells a class 9 combine but not for 30% of what it costs them!!! No field work here and next 10 days look wet on top of saturated ground and little to no fall work done!

  • 4/22/2019 Huntington County, IN: 3" of rain this past weekend on wet fields already . Water standing like lakes in most of the county and ones around us !

  • 4/22/2019 Sibley County, MN: I’m having a good chuckle, traders see one or two posts of guys planting corns and they think it’s on! Well the only thing on in MN and northern IA is rain gear and floaters we are wet, wet and more wet. Rain in the forecast the next 15 days, there will be NO fieldwork in that time so do the math that puts us out to the 8th of May or so and then it will still need to dry up!!! Assuming of course it stops raining then, it’s gonna be late and yield is gonna take a big hit.

  • 4/22/2019 Valley County, NE: We have struggled delivering grain this year. Winter weather, bad rural roads, flooding have made the normally routine turn into major undertakings. To make things worse AGP Hastings informed me today they will discount any undelivered April contracts 25 cents per bushel. Nice.


  • 4/20/2019 Coles County, IL: Very soggy in east central Illinois, a few patterned tiled fields with drainage ditches through them where planted between rain events , the last rain ended yesterday with a total of 1.7 inches on ground that was still gooey underneath

  • 4/19/2019 Dyer County, TN: Plenty wet here in northwest TN. Two inches last week and another inch and three quarters today. We’re about 30% in with corn planting. We’re just waiting on that ten day clear and dry spell.

  • 4/18/2019 Sauk County, WI: 2018 second wettest year on record. Winter 2018/2019 February brutal cold and snow Snow totals over normal amount. April 18 rain, and more rain cold damp most guys are out or running out of bedding as minimal fodder was made last fall due to wet fall manure pits are getting very full no seeding or oats planted minimal fertilizer applied ground saturated with moisture question is will this be the third wet year in a row?

  • 4/18/2019 De Kalb County, IN: Few people trying to mud nitrogen on wheat and corn ,unlest you have Sandy ground , nothing else is going on, some wheat not very good, might get tore up

  • 4/18/2019 Canyon County, ID: Lots of rain, muddy ground


  • 4/17/2019 Paulding County, OH: Winter wheat did not fair well. Wet fall led to late planting. 75% of acres will be terminated. Top 1/2" of soil is crust with pudding below. Get teased with two days of warm (50-60) then drops back around freezing. Had snow last week followed by an inch of rain. Still time to get fit but the clock is ticking.

  • 4/17/2019 Ashland County, OH: Spring isn't starting out the best in North central Ohio. The wheat crop looks by far the worst I have ever seen, probably only be able to save about a 1/4 of it. The best wheat this year would be poor wheat in a good year. My grandfather used to talk about 1926 being a bad year for wheat in this area, and from the stories he used to tell, this year might be comparable. Some guys have done some tillage work, but not a lot so far, its been wet and cold here. We don't have all of out potash on yet, been to wet to drive across the field most days. The rains are terrible when they come, the days of 1/4 or 1/2 rains are very few, more like 2 or 3 inch rainfalls these days. Hopefully things change soon.

  • 4/17/2019 Greeley County, KS: World Population in 2019 7,714,576,923 . In 1974 4,003,448,151. wheat price in 1974 at the Elev. 4.16 wheat price in 2019 at the Elev. 3.87 What's up with this.

  • 4/16/2019 Alger County, MI: Depressing spring here in da yoop. Lot of people lost pole shed roofs because of snowload. Still snowpack in low areas and woods. Everything else is saturated. Can't get into fields. The michigan basement has been below the water table for a week now. The 2 inches of rain forecast for Thursday will at least vanish the snow. Won't be getting out to pasture until end of May. Everyone is short on feed. 2-3 year old round bales bringing good money. We planted corn in the parking lot today at work (testing out precision plot planter) because when the ground dries out its Go time. Sorry to sound like a danny downer. Good luck with planting, stay safe.

  • 4/16/2019 Saint Clair County, IL: Rain on April 11th amounted to .35/100ths. Rain again on April 14th amounted to .70/100ths, both on ground that was too wet to begin with. A few people were out on the 12th and 13th mudding in anhydrous. These are the same people who get too excited and play in the mud every year. Heard that a few of them commented that it was fit, but that was a bunch of baloney. Maybe that will help ease the corn surplus a little bit. More rain is forcasted for Wednesday nite and Thursday, and again for Monday. Such is the normal way of life in Southern IL.

  • 4/15/2019 Redwood County, MN: We just got through another april blizzard mother nature has not been nice to us since last Aprils blizzard we will not be in the field until sometime in May, I thought we could maybe make some money growing corn this year but the USDA is doing every thing it can to make sure that won't happen, the Trump administration needs to do something about this.

  • 4/14/2019 Knox County, IL: Soils remain above the saturation limit...currently 35% moisture in upper 2 inches. Rain every 3-4 days for the last month. As I write, rain and now, snow already this morning. Severe storms are forecast 3-4 days out. Soil temp in low 40s. Nothing happening around here...gonna be A LOT of May corn planted.

  • 4/14/2019 Steele County, MN: no field work here 5 inchs snow on ground may take prevent plant on corn my guarantee is $467.00. my question is for usda how do the total planted acres never go down when just in this county we have new highway new school new buisnesses solar farmers and other taking farm land out of production.

  • 4/12/2019 Adams County, WA: Very wet for a 10-11" rainfall area. winter wheat looks good Can not get in fields to spray to windy or wet Normally we are done spraying by now Very little if any potatoes planted in the basin area. Livestock losses were severe due to spring calving. Cold and snow Some corn planted but way behind.

  • 4/12/2019 Craighead County, AR: It's fully wet here in Northeast Arkansas and another 3-4 inches are in the forecast over the next week. A fair bit of corn and a smaller amount of rice has been planted but everything else is going to be later than normal here. I have seen no cotton or soybeans planted here.

  • 4/11/2019 Nobles County, MN: Very severe mid April blizzard hitting us again this year! No electricity. Ground completely white with snow. And we are supposed to be planting corn in a couple of weeks? Ground was completely saturated before this current 4-6 inch moisture event. Last year we stated planting in the mud May 7th. Then got shut down from May 8th to May 17th. The corn planted May 17th was 40 bu./ acre less. We will be extremely lucky to be planting by May 7th this year and the traders are soooo naive to this. I don’t imagine ND, SD, and Nebraska are in much better shape than Minnesota but once again the traders think we can plant all our corn in two days. What a joke!

  • 4/8/2019 Monroe County, AR: Corn and rice planting, as well as land prep for cotton, soybeans, peanuts, and other crops, came to a halt late last week with rain in eastern Arkansas. Rivers are still running high with lots of bottomland remaining under water or still muddy. More rain forecast this week for Thursday and this weekend.

  • 4/5/2019 Jasper County, IN: north west Indiana is wet and cold just like all of the mid west, the thought of planting is just passing through the minds of the farmers now, what will this year bring, some what discouraging at the least

  • 4/4/2019 Cavalier County, ND: Having difficult time warming up still have lots snow on the ground yet would estimate at least 50% snow cover or more. Most snow we had since 1996 to 1997 winter. Tree row drifts are still 4 to 6 feet so will take some time for us to get to spring looks like very late spring season. This as I am writing this were getting light snow again and snow in forecast next several days.

  • 4/3/2019 Craighead County, AR: Lots of corn went into the ground the last 3 days in Northeast Arkansas. Quite a bit of rice planting is also going on. Lot of land preparation for cotton planting has been going on. Rain tomorrow will bring things to a halt.

  • 4/2/2019 Craighead County, AR: Corn planting going wide open in Northeast Arkansas. More corn being planted than I expected. Soybean acres will be down substantially here.

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