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  • 7/13/2018 Humboldt County, IA: It has rained over 30" on some farms since June 1st. Probably 10% to 15% drown out....simply nothing there....water still standing in some ponds. Wet farms are stunted to point where the corn is 3 to 4 feet tall. My guess is we will be lucky to have an 85% of normal crop....even if the hill yields are up. It is worse in the next county west where entire fields are gone. Streams looked like large rivers. Attached a photo of a bridge that is normally 16 feet above the river flow northwest of Humboldt, Iowa.


  • 7/13/2018 Benton County, MN: Minden Township has the most uniform stand of corn I have ever seen; very few drown outs, deep green color, good weed control. Most of the corn in my township has tasseled which is far earlier than average. Soybean acres are less impressive, particularly those planted early. I see a lot of herbicide injury that I suspect is a result of carryover from last years corn crop. Canopy will take some time yet and the pigweed is taking advantage of the situation. There is A LOT of spring wheat planted this year in an area not known for the crop. Wheat fields have begun turning incremental shades of yellow for two weeks, combines likely to roll first week of August. Most of this wheat was planted the second week of May. Dry hay has been a challenge to make as the dew points remain in the tropical range. Upland hay yield was typical, lower meadows are still too soft to carry equipment and as a result I expect beef quality hay to be in short supply this year.

  • 7/12/2018 Floyd County, IA: A neighbor works for the Soil Conservation Service. Every Friday he has to fill out a crop rating form. I don't know if he likes to brag up our area, but I do know he never farmed. Make your own conclusion.

  • 7/12/2018 De Kalb County, IN: To the gentleman that thinks Indiana has great crops on his tour, would you please drive around on the local roads and see what the real world is like out here, there are some really poor crops out here, getting very tired of someone that sees the good areas but dosnt take the time to go though the poor areas, you would make a great USDA employee

  • 7/12/2018 Coles County, IL: I have criss crossed Illinois and Iowa the last 8 days from Charleston to champaign the crops are good ,from champaign to Moline the crops have some problems, from Davenport Iowa to Iowa city the crops have some water damage but look a little behind, from Ames Iowa to Forest City Iowa the crops are short sick and dead in large areas from flooding rains, most of the corn is only two to five foot tall and not tasseled but stunned and yellow, from Forest City to Waterloo the crops looked really bad, from Waterloo to cedar Rapids they improved But From Iowa City to Fort Madison the crops are in bad need of rain, rolled up and dying on the light soils, from Mt Pleasant to Hannibal Mo. they are burning up.


  • 7/12/2018 Coles County, IL: I feel really bad for the farmers in Iowa, their crops in the north half look like crap, flooded out and huge dead areas, some fields never planted. I saw sprayers trying to spray around the ponds in the fields and cutting ruts. the central part was way behind and the south part is burning up. So far what I have seen in Missouri is burning up.

  • 7/11/2018 Sargent County, ND: I have to say that I have never seen corn tassel here before the 4th of July. Until now.crops look great.

  • 7/11/2018 Minnehaha County, SD: Crops look good but are not made! Scared when sandy spots are green and lush and heavier soil areas are yellow, but usda and all the other pros think that’s 75% good to excellent! Under $3 corn and $7.75 beans are gonna make for stressful times ahead but never fear someone will think it’s good to have lower prices! Can’t wait for pro farmer to get out and confirm all the good! $2 corn and LDP money ahead! Woohoo it sure sucked when we had $5 corn and $12 beans! Hahaha

  • 7/11/2018 Washington County, WI: I agree with Pembina county ND why don't we all love to listen to ourselves brag and carry on so the morons and idiots in Chicago who wouldn't know a corn from a bean plant start out at $0.00 for corn and beans and see how long we can keep it at $0.00? All this hype just makes the situation worse giving them information they use against us till we are forced to see for nothing. While they all take their 6 figure salaries and have no worries what so ever. While the rest of us wonder if we are going to be in business by fall. There are good crops but there are more bad crops than people are willing to talk about, Nobody wants to tell the truth and admit they are not the worlds greatest farmer! Its true every seed is not always perfect in this business. A lot of you need to get over yourself! The truth comes out with the weight slips when you finish. Not uncalibrated yield monitors or now many gravity boxes you figured that all had 250 bushels in it from what you think might have been an acre, or friends of radio broadcasters that get on the radio at every turn of events. Weight slips don't lie gravity boxes do!

  • 7/11/2018 Douglas County, KS: Things did look like maybe a fair crop but it has just started cooking the life out of anything green. Yards look like August. Just south of is even a lost worse then here. They are talking starting to cut silage already and south west they are windrowing corn to try to get cattle feed. Between weather and prices it is looking like a skunked year.


  • 7/11/2018 Dodge County, NE: i don't mean to complain there are a lot worse things in life crops here look the worst in 20 years here hailed out june6 we had 22 inches of rain in june the worst part we are supposed to be guaranteed 200 dollars an acre hail insurance will only pay 115 we got totaled out i just don't get it

  • 7/10/2018 Dekalb County, MO: In my area, we're hanging on. Corn rolls up quickly and some has roots turning yellow. Beans are much better than I would expect. Did my annual USDA tour last week (went to Toronto and back on the interstate at 80mph). From the travels through OH, IN, IL and MO, I can understand where the USDA ratings are coming from. IN and IL look fantastic.

  • 7/10/2018 Pembina County, ND: Tuesday is expected to be light on news after USDA's Crop Progress report handed out another round of high crop ratings for corn, soybeans, and spring wheat. Commodities across the board all lower again today. Thank you government for the high ratings and to all you that report best conditions ever! Couldn't stay in business without you...

  • 7/10/2018 Pike County, MO: last rain this area got was June 26th. that was 9 tenths. total for June was 1.6". some places didn't get that much. total for July so far 0.0" with hot wind, hot temps 95+ everyday. Don't have to tell anyone what crops are like. still praying the Good Lord will provide.

  • 7/9/2018 Ingham County, MI: Corn poking tassels through. Beans seem to have stalled getting taller. Chance at rain 5 days out. Lawns are brown. Wheat harvest underway some 90 some 104 bushel. Vomitoxin in wheat sprayed with Prosaro at .44% wheat not sprayed in area 2% vom.

  • 7/9/2018 Bartholomew County, IN: We had more rain than we could handle in May and June. Now July hits and no rain for 2 weeks and 95 degrees while corn tassels. It looked promising for a little bit at least. Hoping for timely rain and a little cooler weather.

  • 7/9/2018 Franklin County, KS: Hot and dry corn looking at about 1/3 of crop at this time soybeans holding on only about 2-3 inches of rain since June 1 Pastures are gone feeding hay already Hay only making less than half of normal

  • 7/9/2018 Meeker County, MN: Fake report; 81 good to excellent for Mm,Ia. The crop from litchfield Mn, to Charles city Ia looks like 1993. Not much that was good.

  • 7/9/2018 Nobles County, MN: Wow is the USDA dreaming again on their crop conditions rating. Here in SW Minnesota huge areas in the fields are yellow and stunted and shrinking. I was able to start spraying some of these waterlogged fields today and it's hard not to puke as you drive thru the fields. These fields are extremely sick looking. Corn is going backwards also. This is the case in most of SW Minnesota. But I guess we do not count here. Easily the worst looking crop I can remember.

  • 7/8/2018 Caldwell County, MO: You can smell the corn cooking during the day time hours now, icorn conditions going down hill fast. Beans are holding on somehow, they are short and blooming, we sprayed the 2cd time this week hoping to get some rain before it’s to late. Pasture are gone, hay is selling for 100.00 , neighbors pumping cattle water from other ponds, it’s the worst I ever seen this drought is.251

  • 7/8/2018 Freeborn County, MN: could not to agree more the comments from the Nobles County producer...state line between Iowa and Minnesota is nothing to right home about! Late snow storms to much water in this area. ICD is showing it's card now. Even had to bypass some custom32% apps due to the excivise rain amounts,

  • 7/7/2018 Floyd County, IA: Corn above tile lines may be three times the height of corn in the non-tiled places. The pre applied N is gone, for the most part. Some are flying urea on. Some mudded through with liquid. And some have taken the banker's advise to quit feeding a dead horse.

  • 7/6/2018 Miami County, OH: corn and beans look excellent don t want timely rains to stop

  • 7/6/2018 Lebanon County, PA: We are experiencing unusual mid summer rains. Penn State Southeast Pa Research station fields are 30% ahead on moisture to date and right on the 10 year average for heat. Soybeans are in the Mid R2 timing applications to protect the back half of the crop are being contemplated with heavy japanese beetles showing up in area fields. There are a few stem diseases(cannot manage these now) and leaf disease showing but not much economical to treat for at this time. We need more solar heat units location stations in Lancaster reporting a higher number of days with 200 watts or less we need sunny days with 1000 watts. Corn is beginning to tassel across alot of areas from April plantings and we also have corn that is only at V3. Not a real pattern in planting this season.


  • 7/6/2018 Chickasaw County, IA: Snowmobiling on April 17, heavy rains in may and June add up to a very troubled crop. Most corn planted in some form of mud with beans not much better. Some corn starting to tassel with field next to it a foot tall and yellow. Sprayers trying to get beans sprayed. An average crop is what we can expect. That might not be enough.

  • 7/5/2018 Traverse County, MN: BEST LOOKING CORN IN A DECADE. BEANS ABOUT AVERAGE OR A LESS

  • 7/5/2018 Tuscola County, MI: 4th of July corn located in Millington, Mi. "Burns Family Farms" would say this corn does not represent the majority of the corn in Michigan. There are some real struggling areas throughout the state.


  • 7/3/2018 Nobles County, MN: Here we have had somewhere between 15-20 inches in last three weeks. As I write this 30 miles North of me they are enjoying a 10+ inch rain this morning. The southern 2 tiers of counties in Minnesota are peppered with huge water drown out spots in fields and a majority of crops are turning yellow the past week. Beans are going backwards and turning white and yellow. Where does the USDA come up with 83% G/E. The main crop growing counties in our state are getting slaughtered with excessive rain. Crop conditions ratings obviously a joke in Southern Minnesota.

  • 7/3/2018 Chariton County, MO: We are in a drought. 13" below normal rainfall. Corn making an ear just hoping it will fill. Japanese beetles eating everything. Beans not growing. Hay was half of last year. Pastures getting short and ponds going dry. The irony of this is we are in a flood warning for the Missouri river.

  • 7/3/2018 Monroe County, NY: Here in WNY crops look great. Rainfall a little short. Corn chest high. On track for good yields as long Weather holds up. Enjoy the 4th and be safe.

  • 7/2/2018 Pottawattamie County, IA: Rain and wind are the constants here. Had over 5 inches las week 70 mph wind on Thursday morning. Trucks blown over on both sides of farm. Corn laying over and some green snap in tops. Some neighbors are reporting over 14 inches of rain in June.

  • 7/2/2018 Marshall County, MN: Crops are looking fantastic. Some of the corn on corn came up pretty yellow by since has turned dark green. We’ve had good moisture and heat. Corn is from knee high to waist high. Last year we weren’t knee high until July 10. Cash soybean price is 7.90, not even close to break even.

  • 7/2/2018 Kittson County, MN: Crops in northwestern minnesota look as good as they can. It seems as if someone is running a soaker hose moisture is perfect and sunshine is abundant. Little over a month before harvest it’s not in the bin yet but everyday gets us a little closer.

  • 7/2/2018 Eaton County, MI: Very hot and windy this weekend here in Eaton county, Michigan


  • 7/2/2018 Jackson County, IA: Here in extreme East Central Iowa we have been getting plenty of moisture. We are luckier than most and are missing the 7 to 12" of rain in a 24-hour period. Overall the corn and beans are looking excellent. Some isolated fields are showing some nitrogen deficiency because of the excess rain. I would guess that a lot of corn will be tasseling in 7 to 10 days. It has been a challenge to get hay made, but still better then being in a drought.



  • 7/2/2018 Sibley County, MN: Crops look good to poor in our area, significant yellowing of corn - too much water sucked all the nitrogen thru the ground. Rain keeps coming so spraying has been a challenge IF you were lucky to get some of that down. Worst crops in the 15 years or so at least in "14" it stopped raining and the drown outs were replanted to soybeans, still water standing all over in this area. This is the year to be farming in sand.......... I anticipate a 10 to 15% reduction against trend line yields. Beans look the same - "Beans don't like wet feet" so that will translate into less yield might be kind of scary when the fall arrives. I think yields will surprise in a very negative way.

  • 7/2/2018 Lonoke County, AR: It's very dry here. We haven't had a rain for about a month. Pumps are running constantly. Lets be honest! No matter what part of the country you are in...If we don't get some relief on prices nobody can sustain this long term. The amount of capital it takes to raise a crop now is at an all time high and prices are and have been under production costs for too many years in a row. We can't out yield this scenario. This doesn't take into account equipment or land payments.

  • 7/2/2018 Clay County, MO: Crops in our area are only holding On by a thread trying to make it on 3 in for the entire year. Latest start and we are further along than ever. As a farmer, republican, and economics major I've never been been so mad in my life at what is going on in the U.S. As a farmer I'm better at my job than any other profession in the U.S. producing a product that is HALF the worlds price for the product and now I have to pay for those that can't compete on a world scale. I want cheap crap from china ( including steel and chemicals) I just want them to import dollar for dollar our cheap Corn to balance the trade. How hard can this be for a president to figure out.


  • 7/1/2018 Green Lake County, WI: hot,hot hot here in east central WI got some rain. crops overall look good for the late plantings. need some pricing to make it a profitable year. dairies in the area are struggling at best. they need some major help to pull them out. Hope for all around price changes to make all farm facets to make a profit

  • 6/28/2018 Shelby County, IA: corn very good till around ten a.m. 6/28/ then 60/70 mph winds lots of green snap, down and mangled corn fields. Some corn 6-8 foot now below fence post high. Beans faired better with a little hail damage.

  • 6/27/2018 Floyd County, IA: The weather has calmed some here. Only 2.5" since the 21st. Now some of the better looking corn becoming lighter colored between the tile lines. Good time for pictures from the air to map those tile lines. Bad deal here https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/farmers-are-killing-themselves-in-staggering-numbers/ar-AAzbcCN?li=BBnb7Kz

  • 6/27/2018 Pickens County, AL: Just got 2.5 inches of rain early beans loading up good later beans look good but can't get rid of weeds good rain all year most corn made dry land 160 n up good luck to all

  • 6/27/2018 Walsh County, ND: Does anybody ever wonder where the government gets the information for their crop ratings? I've never been called. I don't believe their numbers. Spring wheat numbers for one are off. Our wheat does not look good at all, hardly any rain this season. Poor stands, short and thin. Won't be spending money on fungicide for this crap!! Wait till the July heat gets a hold of this crop!

  • 6/27/2018 Yellowstone County, MT: Crops look good here had heck of time getting grains in with spring we had .. alot of rain , barley looks horrible just too wet for it all yellow some guys tore it up and are planting other I think too late in calender for that , spring looks good but seems short and not big heads to me , last time planted spring wheat was 20 yrs ago and got 5.50 a bushel think I can get 5.30 right now .. huh makes a person wonder why in world do we do this .. I know my costs are not same as was 20 yrs ago and pretty sure didn't make money then either ... but fertilizer and chemical and land rent sure went up in last 20 yrs ... loaf bread and pizza and everything else stayed same I am sure too ... corn looks good here likes wet weather and humidity but going to need irrigation soon ... sugar beets look good but they are bleeding money like everything else ... would be way money ahead not to plant a damm thing ... us farmers do the best job in the world to give it away for below production costs ...

  • 6/27/2018 Hamilton County, IA: I live in North Central iowa. It's seems like it rains every other day. Rain doesn't always make a lot of grain . I'd say we have our own set aside acres alot of corn and bean acres won't produce anything all under water. And it is not a small area. We needed to get our production down looks like it's going to happen.

  • 6/27/2018 Minnehaha County, SD: Corn near $3 beans under $8 this sucks! Crops look good but it’s been raining for 2 weeks 5-9 inches! Having a hard time side dressing, hopefully will get it done or my corn crop will loose out, rain doesn’t always make grain! A lot of yellowing crops around here.Never fear though the pros will say it’s all ok! The acreage report on the 29th won’t be accurate but since when does anything usda does have to be accurate! Funny how the last two reports were slightly bullish yet markets are tanking! Not looking forward to summer meeting with you know who! I’d say good luck but we need a miracle not luck!

  • 6/27/2018 Craighead County, AR: All crops look really good here and they are early with the heat we've had. Rice, corn, cotton and soybeans have excellent yield potential but still a way to go.

  • 6/27/2018 Richardson County, NE: Hot and dry in extreme Southeast Nebraska. Corn curling as it tassels. The worst situation to be in is poor crop with low prices.

  • 6/26/2018 Dixon County, NE: 12 inches in 16 hours 6 inches last 5 days before that roads washed out all over . any low ground done. sure most nitrogen in the creek. going forward talking hot and dry. not a set up for a big crop.

  • 6/26/2018 Madison County, OH: have not had 3 straight days without rain since may 5 . last week 5 inches in 2 days, low areas have been filled with water for last 3 weeks more storms today. corn-10% gone, 20% water stunted, 70% good. beans- 5% gone, 15% water stunted, 80% good. beans planted april 22-23 got a running start to keep their head above water thank goodness.

  • 6/26/2018 Mcleod County, MN: Rain 15 out of the 26 days so far in June. Lots of yellowing starting to show up in the corn and the beans are less than stellar. The farm bill is up for debate again and I have an idea. We all know the Funds and Speculators cause our prices to go up & down everyday based on what they think or however they have their computers programmed to read a certain headline. How about every time they make a trade a certain percentage goes to the farm program. Their not an end user or producer yet they determine the prices we get based on how many "paper" bushels they buy & sell or how many "paper" livestock they buy & sell. They trade hundreds of thousands of contracts everyday so even a small percentage would generate a lot of money that could go towards helping pay for some of these programs instead of the tax payers.

  • 6/25/2018 Dallas County, IA: There,s no way the USDA, Pro Farmer Tour, or Ruby the Side Show Psychic can predict the size of this year's corn and soybean crops. In spite of the ginormous variability, there will be inept numbers slobbered out to the trade. Once again we farmers will become victims of the moment of fame these bumblers bask themselves in. The numbers I would most like to see.....the exact number of 2017 corn and soybean bushels that are unpriced. Numbers that would be Huge ! And detrimental to busting out of this 4 year trade range we are in. We don't gots to has more bushels no mo'!

  • 6/25/2018 Hendricks County, IN: Corn looks really good in our area. Starting to tassel. Bean not as good due to too much rain. Had over 3 inches last week with more predicted to come in. Seeing some yellowing in the beans where ground is saturated or water has stood. Phytophthora also been an issue. Little to no marestail this year but can't say the same for waterhemp. Seems like all I do is complain but I am grateful to the Lord for His blessings and I do realize it comes from Him. Have a great summer. Going fishing for about 10 days!!!

  • 6/24/2018 Caldwell County, MO: Beans that’s been planted sinceMay 7 only knee high, most are half knee high, Corn is tasseling but short.

  • 6/24/2018 Turner County, SD: Rain makes grain. Pics of some planted fields under for 5 days. 5000 to 6000 acres lost according to TV in just 2 counties. High ground better, but still has holes starting to show up, with corn green but falling over. Beans are under of covered with dirt at best. We only had 6 to 8.5 inches of nice rain last week. 2 more coming next week to go down the river.



  • 6/24/2018 Sampson County, NC: Well folks the pass 2and half weeks have been exactly what you don't want here on a corn crop. Full blown ear set and pollination with 93 to 100 degree temps and basically 0 rain. A heavily stressed crop going under more stress. We went from heavy rain and cloud cover to desert like conditions .My opinion is we lost 30 to 50 bu on heavy land and a good 80 to 90 on light soils.The saving grace was today wide spread rains are giving us some relief. The state may average 100 bu if the weather holds till harvest with no hurricanes. Guys are still planting full season beans along beside doublecrop. some are being replanted due to the wet weather earlier. Some may have to be replanted after today's heavy downpours. Had a laughable moment when I read a comment on an article's comments section from a guy from Wisconsin that we should be more concerned with politics because todays hybrids are so much better than our hybrids from 1995. I beg to differ. Give me my old Funks G 4651 would average over 200bu in a so so year and was almost hurricane proof. Try and find one like that now,not.

  • 6/23/2018 De Kalb County, IN: Rain just keeps pounding us, prevented planting beans being signed up, poor looking crops, wet spots, yellow corn, checked wheat and lots of diseases , mold on heads, black color heads, hope we can sell it, what a mess,worse start ever

  • 6/22/2018 Putnam County, IN: Picked up another 1.75 inches last night. That gives us 7.9 inches for the month of June. Saying the crop looks tremendous at this point would an under statement. If we have half of that in July we will break every record in the book in this area. Wheat will start coming out next week. 2nd cut hay may have as much yield as the 1st cut. Couldn't be any better here in western Putnam county !

  • 6/21/2018 Clark County, MO: Finally getting some much needed rain here! Once it starts, it really gets going. It's amazing how much the corn and beans have perked up with just a couple inches. It's been so dry the ground soaked it right up, leaving hardly a single puddle behind. Raining again as I type this--Thank you, Lord!

  • 6/21/2018 Bent County, CO: SE Colorado is extremely dry Most livestock range is still brown Free gov $$ feed programs in effect With no rain some excellent irrigated alfalfa being baled Going for $150 T and up Wheat harvest getting underway Yields disappointing Irrigation prospects for rest of season are grim

  • 6/20/2018 Mcpherson County, KS: just finished wheat harvest got less than half a crop because of freeze damage and lack of rain. Had less than 3 inches of rain since I planted in Oct. Most of the dryland corn burned up the last 2 weeks so no corn harvest We had a inch of rain last night the first in three weeks will need a lot more to make a crop

  • 6/20/2018 Sibley County, MN: 10 inches of rain in 7 days, lakes all over and everyday I get to watch more corn tip over due to the standing water. Losing corn AND bean acreage everyday, corn acres lost of 12% beans better at loss of 4%. That's what u see...... more corn will continue to tip over later on as the roots will be gone due to rotting away.

  • 6/20/2018 Clark County, MO: Ridiculously dry as dust here in Northeast Missouri. Corn is getting drier and drier - just look at those folded leaves! Beans are having to be replanted; the seeds swelled up at first planting, then rotted away. Won't be much point in the second planting if we don't get any rain. Farmers about ready to just give up in our area. Ponds drying up, and pastures looking pretty slim on grass needs for cattle. Hay production will be over soon with no grass to cut. But, God knows--Pray for rain!!

  • 6/20/2018 Sauk County, WI: Sauk County Wi. Crops look good despite the wet cold spring. Was extremely hot last weekend but rain Tuesday and today have broken that. We have received plenty of rain but others around us have had more and heavy rain Only problem is trying to make dry hay could use a week of sunshie

  • 6/20/2018 Randolph County, IL: Very very dry here, corn is rolled up tight some scattered showers have brought some relief in areas but most remain dry. Wheat harvest is rapping up and most double crop beans are in the ground waiting on moisture to come up. Hope for rain ASAP!!

  • 6/20/2018 Lancaster County, NE: Finally received some much needed rain. +3" in last 48 hr. Very little ran off which usually doesn't happen with our tight clay. Corn was really showing stress. To many days in the 90's & 100's. Both Spring and Fall applied anhydrous burning showed up this year. Very rare to see but with much below precip since last Oct conditions made it happen. Corn/Beans planted before May 10 look good. Really variable after that.

  • 6/20/2018 Mitchell County, IA: Too wet around here for anything. The windmill construction crews from Texas are learning more than they'd like about Iowa dirt.



  • 6/20/2018 Nicollet County, MN: 6/20/18 Nicollet County,Mn:We have had good growing conditions so far but are at our tipping point for too much rain. Many acres of extend beans did not get sprayed before the June 20 cutoff date in Mn. South of here about 15 miles there is water everywhere stretching to the Iowa border.

  • 6/20/2018 Floyd County, IA: Now we have the John Deere colored corn fields in our area. Yellow and green. I would say most small to mid size farmers plan on side dressing nitrogen around here. This year it will be a challenge. Way to wet to get over fields now. No relief in sight. Raining now.

  • 6/19/2018 Swift County, MN: wet here ,lots of yellow corn, not 93% good to excellent! on a different topic, i am puzzled as to why we haven't heard any yield results out of the HRW area?

  • 6/19/2018 Stearns County, MN: Just got done spraying xtend soybeans for the first time. Wow, there is awesome effectiveness at the 22 oz rate. All broadleaves including waterhemp, fried to the ground. Accidently got too close to the garden, and didn't seem to affect the strawberries, beans, or tomatoes at all so the vapor grip technology seems to work.

  • 6/19/2018 Goodhue County, MN: Rain, rain, and more rain. to wet to spray beans. lots of hay on the ground or not cut yet. Tile running more water than last spring. Southeast Goodhue County MN

  • 6/18/2018 Henry County, OH: It’s all about location. Three inches of rain during past week just after finishing planting was really not needed.

  • 6/18/2018 Douglas County, SD: very late planting here. most corn planted not before 20th of may, about 3 weeks behind. Most soy just so you can row them from the road. has been wet with frequent showers. Haying has been difficult at best. Most years we would be praying for rain by now, still have a chance at good yields if we could catch some nice dry weather for 2 weeks.

  • 6/18/2018 Carroll County, MO: Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Crops Continue To Thrive. Not here in west central Missouri. We are bone dry. Most of the corn crop is rolling up tight and turning white. Soybeans are hanging on but not growing. Lots of guys have quit spraying beans or have just given up unless it rains very soon. Grass Hay is only producing 30% of last year and selling for $80 bale right out of field. Have heard of guys selling cattle because they are out of water and don't want to pay high price for hay. Then on top of all of that, the grain market has collapsed. Any other good news?? Good luck to all!!!

  • 6/17/2018 Floyd County, IA: Bone dry with drought on my mind until evening of June seventh. Since then seven to twelve inches in our area, depending where you are. Going to try spraying beans today, after church. I will pray for family, friends, and just to make ends meet. The making ends meet part hasn't worked out the last couple years for me, (poor marketing). Good thing my sprayer pulling tractor has mfwd. Some crops look good and others just look poor, with just a small percentage looking excellent.

  • 6/17/2018 Coles County, IL: East central I’ll. We had around 9 inches in 24 hours last weekend and now still have standing water and cooking temperatures. Will have to replant some large areas of my soybean fields and give up on many acres of dead corn. Now I have some sort of blight hit all over my soybean fields making them wither and die. All while watching crop prices tank.

  • 6/17/2018 Jasper County, IN: The corn and beans in north west indiana are looking very good but I have been around along time , in 1988, the crops where looking just as good as they do now but all of a sudden in the 3rd week of June it was a 105 degrees and no rain, it didn't rain much after that, my corn made 35 bu to the acre and the beans made 19 bu. So, my point is as anyone in farming knows, it's not in the bin yet, save your money in the good times so you get through the bad ones, they will return

  • 6/17/2018 Martin County, MN: The crops in martin county vary a lot. The north half corn 2 foot tall to 1 foot south most 1 foot. all low areas corn is yellow and stunted we have had too much rain. The USDA has Minnesota corn rated 93 good to ext. no way closer to 70 . This is in a county where corn yield is 1st or second in Minnesota every year. No record here closer to 10 year average. the beans to uneven stand some spots only 5 beans to the foot and 3 inches tall to make a big yield last year 55 to 65 bu . this year 45 to 50 crop rating 65 good to ext. not 90 too much rain.

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