Things are looking good. We are cutting and raking hay at the moment. Dad thought the first cutting was pretty stemmy, so we are hoping for better quality with the second cutting. Corn is tasseling nicely, and it appears to be taller in our area than north of here. Beans are coming along as well. It sounds like a hot week, so some rain would definitely be nice.

I can't believe how quickly things are growing. There are some places where the corn is getting close to tasseling, and other areas are still catching up. It's pretty inconsistent. The beans are looking better, but some are not very far along. We are starting to see some beans getting sprayed around here, and that's something we will need to be getting done soon.

We had a pop-up shower overnight (June 27), and probably 0.75 inches of rain Wednesday morning (June 26). The corn is really starting to take off with the heat and humidity. We are a little behind, but things are catching up quickly with the weather we have been having.

Everything looks pretty good. Some of the corn is closing rows, and the heat and humidity last week really pushed it along. We had 3 inches of rain for the week. Beans look good, but they are still behind. I know some guys had to replant some early- planted corn. We are coming along, and I think everyone is just glad to have most of the crop planted finally.

I'd say most are done planting. A lot of hay is being cut and baled. The hay around here isn't the best quality this cutting. There was not much rain last week, but there is a good chance later this week. Beans are emerging, and the corn looks pretty good. We could use a little rain and some heat.

We got done Saturday night with beans. The corn is progressing along but is behind in some fields. It's nice that people have been able to get out in the field. Some are cutting and raking hay, and some will be baled pretty soon. Things are finally getting done with the weather being so nice.

My dad finished planting corn Saturday at midnight, then planted beans from Saturday afternoon through this morning before it started raining. We still have about 200 acres of beans yet to plant. There was a lot of activity over the weekend, and people were planting really late and probably all night around here to try and get it done before a rainy week.

We had just over 2 inches of rain last night (May 23), putting us over 3 inches for the week. I heard they had around 7 inches of rain near Red Oak, and the streams are full again. Dad was able to plant corn for a couple hours May 23 before it started raining. I'm guessing we are about 80 percent done with corn and 40 percent done with beans in this area.

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