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Randy Anderson

Randy Anderson grows corn, soybeans and wheat on his farm near Galatia. He also operates a small cow/calf herd.


As harvest comes to a close, we start looking back at what things affected the outcome. We’re not able to change most things. One is weather. Second, I say, is timing, and third is the markets. To wrap things up in a nutshell, the weather was OK; timing was so-so - some too early, some too late; and the markets - we all know the answer to that. Hopefully, everyone had a safe fall with plenty of headache medicine for the winter to try to figure out how to make this year and the next year crop and this year crop a profit maker!


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As trick or treating gets close, the grain market just keeps tricking us that it can’t move upward! Corn harvest is the same and beans are 75 to 80 percent complete. A few fields of emerging wheat look good. Had a good week harvesting, but light rain Friday.


Sorry for no reports for a few weeks. Harvest is around 50-plus percent complete in most parts and some closer to 75 percent. Most corn is wrapping up, and beans are all ready now. Wheat sowing went good, started on the Oct. 10, and you can row it now.