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Jeff Guilander

Jeff Guilander farms with his father Ronnie Guilander and brother in law, Terry Hall. They grow corn and soybeans, and have a small cow-calf operation. Jeff is a former Jersey County Farm Bureau president, and he has been farming since 1994.


Time to wrap up another year of crop reporting. This year will be harder to quantify than most. Crazy weather, markets and yields have come together to make even the most seasoned farmer second guess his entire perspective. Genetics have come a long way, but weather is still making it a challenge to get ahead of a crop. With the turmoil of the last year, I would truly like to thank my neighbors, land partners and friends for proving again what a great way of life agriculture is. Here's to looking ahead to a great 2018.


The harvest wrap-up is fully under way with a few fields left to finish. Cover crops, spraying and fertilizer have taken center stage, and it looks like everyone is keeping busy before the next big weather change. So far, it looks like next year is going to get off to a good start.


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A decent week of progress last week. Not ideal for soybean harvest, but combines did roll between bouts of moisture (dew, fog, general dampness). Corn harvest made some major strides with several finishing or getting close. Looks like it's about time to start on next year’s crop, as temps are dropping below freezing for the first time.