A little bit of field work started last week. I may go out today (Monday) and work some stalk ground we didn't get to last fall. I hauled some manure yesterday, and it's still pretty soft in some places. Some larger farms were out knocking stalks down last week ahead of the rain, but it looked pretty muddy.

It's been raining about every morning for the past week. Nothing is going on around here. A lot of people still haven't applied any anhydrous, and it will be a while before they can. I haven't seen a wheel turn yet in our area.

Robbins farms with his father, Tim, and a friend, Doug Hahn, near Scranton in Greene County. The trio grows corn and soybeans. Justin and his wife, Lacie, have a 200-head purebred Angus herd and sell bulls and heifers as part of their seedstock operation.

I would say 75 percent have started picking beans. Yields have been good, but not as good as we were thinking. We finished up one farm and are almost done with another. A few are harvesting corn but not many. Soybean moisture was still over 13 percent yesterday (Sunday). A handful of guys are putting up their fourth cutting of hay.

Quite a few guys have started beans in the last day or two. We started Sunday (Sept. 16). I have seen a couple guys doing corn and have heard they have moisture levels under 20 percent. The fourth cutting of hay is being put up and the pasture looks great. It was a dry, warm week.

We had another 1.5 inches of rain last week, so it's nice to finally see the sun. The forecast looks good for moving the crop along, with sunshine and some heat. A lot of chopping is going on in the area. I would say about half of the beans are starting to drop leaves. I have one corn field that is close to black layer.

We had another 1.2 inches of rain last week, so it's pretty wet. Beans are really starting to turn. A couple of the fields are starting to drop leaves. Pasture growth has really taken off. Some are starting to chop silage. It will be another week to 10 days before it really gets going.

We had about a half inch of rain last week, which we really didn't need. The storm knocked down some corn in the area. Beans have really started to turn. I've never seen them come so quickly. The corn is really losing its color now, and some may be two weeks from black layer if we have some good weather.

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