What a crazy year of farming for the record books. I don’t know where we stood for rainfall in the spring, but it had to be one of the wettest springs we have ever had. It stayed wet all year too. I just pulled my climate app up and we had several fields that received 30 inches of rain from when I planted in April till we harvested in October. We were beyond blessed to get everything planted and to have above-average yields. It seemed like a stressful year with no breaks between the jobs…

After being snowed out and froze out again, we were able to get a little more NH3 on and some more fall tillage done. We were able to work for about two days this week. I still see a lot of crops in the field. I’d guess that this four-county area has about 20% of the crop in the field yet. It’s a good feeling to be done and to have more fall tillage and dirt work done than we had last fall going into this year. I think we can all agree we are all ready to be done with farming in 2019, we…

2019 is a year for extremes, that’s for sure! It’s snowing very hard as I get some more fall tillage done before it looks like we will be froze out for at least a few days. We had a nice week to get a lot of stuff done. We got finished getting my crops out and were able to get a lot of dirt work done. It still looks like a dryer forecast — if we don’t get too much snow today we should be able to do something later in the week. A lot of NH3 still going on, and depends on the area but ther…

Finally able to go again after an inch and half of rain before Halloween followed by some inches of snow. I’m surprised we can get back so quickly, but the winds have helped dry it up so we can go. Not ideal, but hopefully we have some more dry weather to get the rest of the crop out.

We got rained out Saturday and hopefully we can get started again Monday, Oct. 28, but it looks like more rain coming. Not looking forward to my last 10% of harvest as it is all late-planted crop and replant and will all be higher moisture than I’d like to see. A lot of NH3 has been going on, and seems like more field work right behind the combine than normal. I’m sure a lot of farmers don’t want a repeat of last year with not much field work done in the fall.

A rainy morning here on Oct. 21. We got anywhere from half an inch to an inch. We had a big week of harvest, focused on soybeans and got everything out that was ready. Looks like the neighbors were doing the same. Had some nice nights to work late. Looks like we might have another decent week ahead of us. Yields seem to continue to surprise us for being as late as planting was and the bad conditions we had to plant in. Have a good week and be safe.

We had a good week of harvest; got switched to beans and then switched back to corn and now looks like we need to switch back to finish up the beans. Had an inch of rain and couldn’t go Friday and Saturday. Looks like we will be going strong till the next rain. All the yields seem to be hanging right in there, and it’s amazing for all the crop has been through. Hope we can have several weeks of drier weather to get a lot done.

Lots of corn still coming off around here, working in between the rain we get. A couple farmers switched to beans but not many. A lot of beans are ready. I’m wanting to get switched to beans first of the week. More rain forecasted for here Thursday and Friday. We’ve had enough for sure. The conditions are already iffy out there for holding the combine and grain cart up. Yields seem to be above average for corn, and moisture is 16-18 on my April-planted corn. Have a safe week.

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