Harvest activity has been progressing at a rapid pace with
full-season soybeans basically done and a fair amount of double-crop soybeans
yet to be harvested, and harvest will progress rapidly once we get some clear
weather to work on them. Full-season soybeans end with an average yield coming
in about the five-year average.
Corn harvest has made major advancement this past week, and
I would guess that in the area it is about 95 percent complete. Corn yields have
been exceptional even in the later-planted acres that were planted in early
June. Most corn yields have been running in the 150 to 200 range in the area.
Late-planted corn is running about 20 percent moisture.
Wheat seeding is done, and it appears that all intended
acres were planted. Wheat so far is looking good with even and good stands.
There has also been some activity in getting fall tillage done and some
conservation work being done also.
This past week, we ended up receiving about 2.5 inches of
rain, and this coming week the forecast is calling for another rain event that
will slow things down for a few days. But, all in all, harvest is starting to
wind down and getting near to being done. Have a safe week.