10-02-2013 07:23 AM
10-02-2013 09:33 AM
SW Minnesota/NW Iowa. Beans running 45-61 and corn running 165-210. Beans above expectations and at the 5 year average OR better. Corn crop is gonna be big. I see private analysts talking bigger trend line yields for the October 11th report (if we get it).
10-02-2013 11:44 AM
50 north of Milford. There isn't any (OR very little) prevent plant around here. I can think of maybe 200 acres in the four county area around here? For the record, 210 corn around here is considered a very good year. Any beans at 50 or better is also considered very good. Going west into western MN and Eastern SD it is also above the 5 year average and well above expectations. Anybody around here talking lower yields are really just telling they didn't market anything and trying to talk the market up IMHO. I have also heard some way above expected yieilds out of the central/western Iowa are where the prevent plant acreage was more prevelent. 40-50 bushel beans where they thought 30-35 would be it. I know that isn't great for them, but it all adds up.
10-02-2013 11:48 AM
Also, we had no measurable rain in July, but we got 4-6 inches in August. So when the heat got nasty we also had moisture which made for a pretty good mix. Was also down toward Omaha yesterday and things look very good down there. Lots of harvest progress on.
10-02-2013 12:02 PM