We got some rain over the past week, about 0.4” on our south fields and almost an inch around my house. As I’m writing this, there is a nice storm headed our way that should give us a good amount of rain. The rains around here have been hit or miss. Friday night, a farmer northeast of Monmouth received 1.8” of rain and we got nothing.

Our corn still looks really good, but the drying down process has slowed way down with the cooler weather. I’m afraid if we don’t get any warmer weather at the end of August and beginning of September everyone will be picking high moisture corn. Our beans are finally getting to waist high.

Hopefully, the rain we’re going to get this morning will help the beans get a little taller and set more pods in the coming days. I was in Bourbonnais over the weekend and from about the Illinois River east, it’s as green as can be. West of there it’s brown and dry. I wish we could have had a little of that rain our way in the last month or so.

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