Salina, Kan.

We got quite a bit of harvesting done last week. We finished up with our soybeans and are very close to finishing our double-crop milo. So we just have our full-season milo to focus on now. Looking at the weather, we might be able to get into the fields again at the end of the week when it is forecasted to be cold again. The guys are scheduled to attend an Engenia training on Thursday, but if we can cut, we are going to cut and find another class time to attend.

Cattle plans this week includes moving some calves from triticale to milo stalks. We also plan to move a set of cows this week. We won’t begin calving until May so we are still a ways off from that thank goodness.

The planter is in the shop to be worked on when time allows. The combines need to be serviced to start the week so we are ready when it gets cold again. Some of the guys attended a sprayer clinic last week where they learned about maintenance and other topics involving sprayers.

We have a plan set for the crop year, but we are still a little nervous about the weather pattern and if it continues to be wet. We aren’t finished with 2018 harvest yet and haven’t gotten all our 2018 fall burn-downs done. Needless to say, we already feel like we are way behind for the year and it is just the beginning of February! We will soon see if Phil is right and if we have an early spring.

Local commodity basis level: Cargill in Salina: wheat, -.10; milo, -.32; corn, -.30; soybeans, -1.00. — Darcy Came Bradley