Yields for corn planted in late April amid dry conditions are looking extremely positive, farmer Ken McCauley of White Cloud, Kan., tells Farm Journal Radio’s Pam Fretwell.
"I would call them exceptional," McCauley says. "Everybody knew we had a really good—I would call it cool—summer, and then we had the heat when we needed it. The yields are the best I’ve ever had. We’ve had good yields in 2010, but these are as good as those, and I think some of them are even better."
For him, that means 200 bushels per acre or more, above the 10-year average of 175 bushels per acre.
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Meanwhile for soybeans, some farmers in the region who are harvesting early planted crops are reporting yields of 70 bushels per acre.
Click the play button below to hear more about McCauley’s dryland corn and soybean operation: