It's been a challenging year. We started planting April 20 and finished up May 20. Everything was behind due to the wet spring, but then we went most of the summer without a lot of rain I would say we had pretty close to the average rainfall, but it was wet in the spring and in the fall. We are usually done with harvest by Nov. 1, but we still have probably a week to go yet as of today (Nov. 16). Corn yields have been in the 180 to 200 range, which is not as good as last year. Soybean yi…

There is a lot getting done this week, and people are working as fast as they can. We still have about 200 acres of corn left to harvest. We can put 8,000 to 10,000 bushels in a bin, then have to wait on trucks to move the rest. It's a slow process. There are still quite a few beans left around here, and a lot of corn as well, but we are getting closer.

We are getting along, but it's going kind of slow. We picked corn Saturday evening (Nov. 10) and all day Sunday, but it got wet when the snow melted. It's been pretty cold in the mornings, so it's been tough to get going with the machinery. Some of the corn is down somewhat. You can pick it up, but it really slows things down. There are just a few soybeans left to harvest.

We got along great last week. We finished up soybeans, and corn harvest was going well until it rained Saturday morning. It's raining again today (Monday), and we probably have over an inch total. There are a few beans left in the field around here, but I would say they are 80 to 90 percent done. Corn is probably 40 percent done. It will be Wednesday before we can get back at it.

A lot of beans have been harvested in the last week, but we still have a lot to go in the area. We should finish up today (Monday), but we don't plant a lot of beans. We had 0.3 inches of rain Thursday (Oct. 25) that kept most out until Sunday. There are a lot of soybeans down, with a lot of damage. Sounds like yields from 45 to 55 are catching most fields in our area. Corn is pretty dry and brittle.

We did pretty well last week. Everyone is doing beans right now. A lot of the plants are flat on the ground, so it has been challenging. I'm hearing reports of some rotten and damaged beans, but haven't heard of anyone getting docked for it yet. Some corn has gone down. Most of the corn had dried down to around 15 percent.

We just had a few flurries Sunday, but more snow fell in the area around Omaha. It was another wet week, with no field work. I would guess it's Wednesday or Thursday (Oct. 17-18) before we get back in the field. Beans are starting to pop on those pods at the top. You can see them on the ground. I'm hearing some beans have gone down. We hope to wean our calves before we start field work.

We had 2 inches of rain through Saturday (Oct. 6) and another 1.5 inches since then. It's pretty much rained and drizzled since Friday. We did pick some corn until we got rained out for good Saturday morning. Everyone has a long way to go before they get much done around here.

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