We received 1 inch of rain here on the farm this week. There were different amounts around the area though, and where there was little rain, the crop stress is getting more evident. The field work is pretty much done until harvest in our area. Most of the double-crop beans are beginning to bloom; they will have to hurry to beat the frost, I'm afraid. Enjoy what is left of summer!

There was no rain close in our area this week, and the crops are beginning to show the stress of dry weather. With most of the field work complete, farmers are busy getting other things done around the farm before harvest. For some, that harvest is getting closer because the early corn is starting to get dry husks, and the beans are really starting to fill their pods. Everyone needs to be careful all the time with work on the farm. We have had two pretty serious accidents in our family i…

We had 0.25 inches of rain for the week and 2.2 inches for the month of July. The crops are starting to show the stress of dry weather. There are still some double-crop beans that need to be sprayed. With the dry weather, more hay was put up this week in the area. Some farmers are seeing more coveys of quail than in the past. We saw lots of fawns when we cut wheat, and are still seeing more deer than usual.

This was another ‘dry’ week, with only 0.25 inches of rain. The crops are still looking good, but some are beginning to show some signs of getting a little dry. Field work is just about done for most farmers who are not working with hay. The dry weather has allowed lots of hay to be cut and put up around here. Farmers are still working on hauling out grain from their bins, and several are putting up grain bins, and fixing grain bin equipment in anticipation of this fall's harvest. While …

We had 1.25 inches of rain this week, but others around us had much more than that. It was really spotty. Most of the crops are looking good in the area. Double-crop beans are beginning to come out of the stubble now too. With most of the field work in the area done, farmers are cleaning out their grain bins and getting ready for fall harvest. Some farmers are having tiles laid now. Since the field work is slowing down for a while, some farmers are even taking a day or two off sometimes.

For the first time in a long time, we had no rain this week. Some of the corn is starting to wilt just a bit, and beans are showing some signs of starting to get dry. Most of the double-crop beans are in the ground around here now, but there is still spraying to be done on the beans. Most of the river elevators are open once again, so we are able to sell and deliver our grain again.

We had only 0.5 inches of rain this week, but we had a total of 6 inches for the month of June. It rained 14 days in the month. Almost all the wheat is harvested and double-crop beans are going in. A lot of spraying is being done on the double-crop beans and on the full-season beans. Some farmers have used a spray plane for spraying the corn with fungicides. We had it done on our early corn this week. The corn and beans are looking good around this area. There are a few drowned-out spots…

Wheat harvest is getting started … slowly. Lots of combines were rolling across the area. We cut part of one day, then got rained out. The yield is very good, but the test weight is low. The ground is very soft — too soft for double-crop beans right now. Our early corn is tasseling, while there are still full-crop beans waiting to be planted. So far this week (June 24-28) we have gotten 0.65 inches in two rains. Some of our neighbors a little south of us got over 2.5 inches on Wednesday …

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