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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.

10/12/2018

A challenging week stymied a lot of progress with harvest. A few rains and some damp days made progress tough. Corn is wrapping up with some standability issues creeping in. Soybean harvest was limited to a few hours on a couple days and took some effort even then. A few days of better weather should put the bulk of this harvest behind us. Maybe a better week ahead.

10/5/2018

Looks like the we got over the corn harvest hump last week. There is still plenty of corn around, but fields are getting more spread out. With the weather we have had, most have switched to soybeans. With the humidity and threat of rain, it has been a roll of the dice on which is the right choice. Yields have been good. Soybeans appear to be a little more stable than corn, but still some variability depending on the early season rains. Another couple of weeks should have the bulk of the 2018 harvest behind us.

9/28/2018

A few weeks of decent weather have really gotten this harvest moving. Corn harvest is over the hump with many farmers switching to beans. Soybean cutting is grinding along, with stems and green pods putting up a decent fight as slip clutches and reversers are getting a workout. It will take a few more days to give a better idea of how this crop is shaping up.

9/21/2018

Major rain that was forecast last weekend came up a little short. That being said, a lot of machinery was off and running early in the week. Corn harvest is moving right along with yields all over the map. Soybeans are ready with some switching to harvest them and putting corn on hold. Much like the corn, it is hard to put any consistency into figuring a yield. Looks like we will have to wait until the final tally to see what the true picture looks like.