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We are only in the second week of September and harvest is about 20% complete on our farm. The weather has been great so far and things are moving along pretty smooth. It makes me wonder what is going to be coming down the road next or is it some sort of relief from Mother Nature for the 2009 harvest. Read more...
Harvest was just starting to get underway early this week, until we were blessed with the last few days of rain and damp weather. Most farmers are cautiously optimistic regarding the yields. I think there are going to be some outstanding corn, and also some big disappointments. Read more...
"Where the corn is good it is awesome," a north central Iowa farmer reported this morning. "Problem is the drowned-out spots. They really hammer the yields."
From west central Minnesota: "There will be a rude awakening for many this fall. Not as much 200+ corn out there as some think. Will be some but exception not the rule."
An Montgomery, Ohio, farmer reported, "151 bu/ac 18%, 30 acre field that produced 190 last year."
For more yield reports, see Crop Talk.
In North Dakota pea and canola harvest has been ongoing for a while. I have not been told of any yield data as of yet, but growers in certain areas are concerned because of the tough weather they have had.
The crops in Eastern Nebraska have really advanced in the last week. Many combines are beginning to appear in front of work shops across the area. Most of the farmers I talked with seem to think this will be an easy harvest compared to last year where harvest was long. Yields are expected to be good but not record breaking.