What A Day: No Solid Ground to be Found
While out in the field, the ground gave way under this farmer’s grain cart. Thankfully there was no damage to the wagon or hitch.
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Rare IHC 7588 Tractor to Sell at Auction
International Harvester only made two 7588 model tractors. The first one will be sold at a farm auction on Dec. 15, in Moravia, Iowa. Learn more about the tractor and auction, hosted by Sullivan Auctioneers, at www.MachineryPete.com under the “Videos & Social” tab.
How do USDA’s national averages compare to things in your neck of the woods?
171.8 bu. National average corn yield per acre
14.3 billion Projected corn production, up 96 million bushels from September
$2.80 to $3.60 per bushel 2017/18 U.S. season-average corn price
49.5 bu. National average soybean yield per acre, USDA trimmed by 0.04 bu. from September
4.43 billion Projected soybean production, 3% above a year ago and a record
$8.35 to $10.05 per bushel 2017/18 U.S. season-average soybean price