A lot of combines started rolling last week. Corn is still 22% to 30%; the yields are all over the board in the field. After talking to some neighbors they are seeing a range from 125 to 240 bu./acre in the same field. Some of the April-planted beans have been combined in this area and they were running about 13%, but I have not yet heard any yields. We started this week out a little wet from a bit of rain over the weekend but it looks sunny for a few days ahead so we can keep rolling. So, as we start getting into full swing, stay safe out there.
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John and Justin Maitland are a father-son team farming near Bloomington and Danvers. They grow corn and soybeans and Justin is phasing in a cow-calf operation.