Brandon Monebrake

Brandon Monebrake, Nov. 27

We are completely done. We finished the Friday before Thanksgiving with our crops and we finished up our custom work the day before Thanksgiving. We got done and moved stuff home that Sunday and started with the custom work on Tuesday and everything has dried up since. The last field we were in was wet [...]

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Brandon Monebrake, Nov. 6

Do you have any pontoons? At my grandpa’s house we got 4 inches. I live two miles south and got 3.4 inches and my mom is six miles north in New Paris and she got 4.5. We’re done harvesting around home and we just have corn left at New Paris where they got 4.5 inches. [...]

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Brandon Monebrake, Oct. 23

We’re about finished with beans. I think we have about 60 acres left and it just started raining about 15 minutes ago. We had two tenths on Sunday two weeks ago and we got back in the next day. We ran about 100 acres of corn while we were waiting on some beans and then [...]

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Brandon Monebrake, Oct. 9

We got anywhere from 2 to 2.5 inches and they got 4 inches just south of us. We ran about 400 acres of beans. We ran all of the beans that were ready. Then we switched over and ran corn on Saturday for a day and then it rained. The lows in the corn were [...]

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Brandon Monebrake, Sept. 25

We started running yesterday and everything is looking pretty good so far. We ran about 60 acres of beans yesterday. The heat really helped. We are in early beans and we are not usually fans of early beans. Our first beans averaged 64 on five acres and we are on a big farm now and [...]

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Brandon Monebrake, Sept. 11

We had a little rain — about three tenths — on Tuesday last week. If it rains later today, some of the beans will lose the last of their leaves. I think we might be one of the first in the area to run beans. Ours are the only ones in a pretty big radius [...]

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Brandon Monebrake, Aug. 28

We have been dry for the last two weeks. We had a sprinkle and that is it. They are calling for a couple of inches through today, tomorrow and Wednesday. The dry conditions are starting to really show in the crops. Beans are starting to turn as they dry up a little bit. The corn [...]

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Brandon Monebrake, Aug. 14

We’d really like to have some rain. We’ve been dry for about three weeks. We had a tenth of an inch the last week of July and that’s it. The beans need rain badly right now. The corn is starting to fire up in some places. One of our corn varieties has some southern rust [...]

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Brandon Monebrake, July 24

It rained every day last week. We’re not getting a huge amount, just a little here and there. It’s supposed to hold off until Thursday now. We got an inch total all last week. We’ve got some corn that is still not completely tasseled yet, but the corn around home is all tasseled and shooting [...]

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Brandon Monebrake, July 10

South of us got 1.25 inches last night. We had right around four inches in the last couple of weeks. Corn is really looking good around here and the beans are coming on slow, but they are catching up. Grain prices have started going up a good bit, which is good too. We are not [...]

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