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Producer Progress Reports: Came Farms

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Salina, Kan.

The never-ending fall harvest of 2018 has finally come to an end at Came Farms. It wasn’t an easy decision for us to make and we waited as long as we could, but our weather forecast here just made it impossible to think that we would get any more cut. All the milo fields we had left were pretty much flat at this point anyway.

We turned in all the fields that we had left into crop insurance last week, and we know this loss will affect our crop insurance APH in the future, which is disappointing. We know, also, that not getting all the crop cut will lead to lots of volunteer this year, which may cause problems for us.

This coming week, we are planning to pull all the calves from the triticale and haul to the feedlot, where we will get them weighed and, hopefully, sold in the next coming weeks. The cows will stay out on milo stalks for another couple weeks. After that, we will winter pasture them for about 45 days before hauling them to summer pasture.

The shop finished up with the planter. We have been hauling some of the beans out of our storage bags. To our surprise, emptying the storage bags has been easy. We have learned many things about using the storage bags that will help us going forward. It was a good decision for us to do the on-farm storage bags. We are glad we did it and will definitely be doing more.

Local commodity basis level — Cargill in Salina: wheat, -.13; milo, -.40; corn, -.25; soybeans, -.95. — Darcy Came Bradley

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