Harvest has started in western Ohio

The Ohio 2013 harvest season is here with reports of combines running in various parts of western and southern Ohio.  There are always interesting local happenings at this exciting time of year for agriculture. Here is a report of what is happening in western Ohio from Risë Labig, OCJ marketing specialist.

Yes…the Anderson’s Greenville plant is taking high moisture corn, with the drying deal a “shrink only.” However, it is not “posted” on their website but those wanting more details would need to call one of their grain buyers. From history, this deal will be very short-lived. The dryers just can’t keep up. Greenville has a dryer and Cardinal does not…yet.

Father and son, Jim and Scott Fourman, are taking advantage of some early drying discounts at the local ethanol plant in Greenville. This field was planted the last week of April, and the first load on the monitor is showing 159-179 bpa, test weight of 54.5, and moisture at 28%.

Father and son, Jim and Scott Fourman, are taking advantage of some early drying discounts at the local ethanol plant in Greenville. This field was planted the last week of April, and the first load on the monitor is showing 159-179 bpa, test weight of 54.5, and moisture at 28%.

Corn bids are already getting interesting and competitive between the two local ethanol plants, Greenville and Cardinal at Union City. As always, I know these bids can change by the hour during fall.

The 100 acres of corn that was planted down the road went 130 was planted the third week of April. Reports from a local crop adjustor was that silage is yielding 135 to 200.  I expect to hear those wide swings all fall in our area.

Another factual report was that a field that went to silage, located in Darke county along the OH-IN border of 300 acres yielded 410 loads of silage (at 17 tons a load). That made some silage! Fasten your seat belt, folks, for some wild yield reports this fall.

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