Wheat harvest is all done here! We started cutting on June 11 and finished on June 18. We had our fair share of problems and breakdowns, but it seemed to go fast. Weather wasn’t an issue, yields were lower than average, and we had fewer wheat acres. Surprisingly, our yields were a little better than we had thought they were going to be.
Since my last report, we have gotten rain twice. On June 20, we got a little more than an inch, and last night, we fell just short of an inch. These have been nice rains for our fall crops. With all the full-season fall crops in, we are sitting at 14 percent done with double-crop soybeans and 16 percent done with double-crop milo.
We are spraying in front of the double crop going in and will start side dressing milo with the Y-drops once all the double crop acres are done. We will wait and see if we need to side dress the double crop acres. The fall crops look good so far and everything seems to be on target and we are not having any trouble with weeds right now.
Our calving season is winding down, but we are concerned with water availability in a couple of pastures. Still doing some thistle spraying when we get a chance.
We haven’t attended any new meetings recently, but we are looking into going to the Risk & Profit conference in Manhattan in August. They always have some good topics that they cover.
Local commodity basis level: Cargill in Salina: wheat, .15; milo, -.35; corn, -.35; soybeans, -.80. — Darcy Came Bradley