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Ken Reinhardt

Ken Reinhardt farms near Seaton in Mercer County.

11/9/2017

We had about .25 of an inch of rain last weekend (Nov. 4-5). I hope to finish harvest by the end of the week, as there is a mention of snow for Saturday night. There are several fields of beans left and maybe 25 percent of corn left. Elevators are cutting hours and shutting off wet corn as on-farm storage fills up and must go somewhere.

11/3/2017

Some light rain mid-week. I am in my last farm to harvest in Mercer County. There were many new high yields on farms, but some disappointments with a couple of hybrids.

10/27/2017

Around .5 of an inch of rain during the weekend (Oct. 21 & 22). Soybean harvest should be mostly wrapped up in a few days. Corn is going to take some time as the amount of bushels to handle is staggering.

10/20/2017

It dried up enough Tuesday to get back to corn harvest after weekend rains. By Wednesday, most switched to soybeans. I finished soybeans Thursday with farms yielding between 59 to 79. I have found earlier corn down below 18 percent moisture, and I am going to try some 114-day corn tomorrow (Oct. 20).