Jim Herring-June 11, 2012

“We’re getting a little bit of rain. Not a lot, but I’ll take it. It started raining before daylight this morning. It is just a gentle rain, which is enough to perk things up. I’ll take what I can get right now because there is not a lot coming in behind this. We’ve gotten a half an inch in the last two weeks.

“The corn is starting to show stress, but the stands are pretty good. The beans were in deep enough and they came in well, but now the crops are showing stress. So far we’ve gotten maybe a tenth.

“In this area there are a lot of spotty stands. Beans haven’t even come up yet in some fields. They didn’t get planted deep enough or there wasn’t enough moisture to bring them. There is some uneven corn, but it got in a little earlier and got a little more moisture to work with.

“The herbicide is holding up pretty well. It has gotten just enough rain to activate it. We’re going back through our beans this week to try and clean things up. I haven’t seen a lot of sprayers running this last week. I think a lot of guys are waiting to see if they get a good stand. The wheat has turned quite a bit. I think there will be some people harvesting in a week or two.

“Rain is the big factor for us. If we can get that, we’ll be setting pretty well. A lot of guys are still talking about replanting, even though we’re getting into June. I think the beans are just lying there in dry dirt.”

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