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AJ Baltes, Oct. 29

We got about 200 acres of beans off and about 150 acres of wheat planted. We also ran about 100 acres of corn. We still have quite a ways to go but we got started. We finished up planting wheat on Oct. 19 and we planted it all on the 17th 18th and 19th.

The beans started out pretty good at 12% or 13% moisture but this last week the air never dried out. We didn’t get the sun and they were running around 16%.

The yields have been decent for what these crops went through. The beans are averaging from the mid 40s to around 50 bushels. The corn is running around 175 bushels and the moisture is running around 20% and 25% moisture. If we found any fields with mold or anything in them we were taking those off first. For the most part grain quality has been pretty good. We didn’t get docked for anything we had so it hasn’t been too bad. The only corn I have seen going down was corn that I think was supposed to be silage corn.

We got about 3 to 3.5 inches of rain this weekend. There was a strip up through here that got quite a bit. We either need a really long dry spell or it is going to have to freeze. It looks like it will be almost 60 tomorrow and rain on and off for the next 10 days.

Most guys still have a decent amount out yet. There are a lot of beans still out, especially to the north. There is more corn off around here but still quite a bit in the fields. We have to just wait now. We are no-till and we don’t want to cut anything up. I quit looking at the weather.

Friday afternoon it started raining. We were spreading fertilizer on the wheat ground and we didn’t get that done and it rained off and on all weekend. There is not much we can do now. There are guys who haven’t been able to get manure hauled either because they haven’t been able to get out.

There was not a lot of standing water in the wheat yet when I looked. Some of it hasn’t even sprouted yet. We have a lot of people buying straw right now for their dogs because it is starting to get cold, so at least we have something to do.

 

 

 

 

 

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