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Ron Moore

Ron Moore raises corn and soybeans on his farm near Roseville.

9/22/2017

We only received 0.2 inches of rain last week. Some harvest has started, but not enough in this area to gauge yield. We will start this week. It looks like both corn and soybeans will be ready. Still very dry here. We will need some rains this winter to recharge the soils. It is somewhat of a concern for next year. Please stay safe during harvest.

9/15/2017

We did not receive any rain last week. The grass in my yard is now brown again. The early beans are almost without leaves and should be ready to harvest this week with no rain. The corn is stubbornly not drying down, yet. It has been in the upper 20s to lower 30s. The stalks look dry enough but not ready to shell just yet. Please stay safe this fall.

9/8/2017

We did not receive any rain last week. Crops are turning rapidly now, even with the cooler weather. We did finish chopping corn silage last week. It was just about perfect moisture for going into the silo. We should be ready to shell the early corn in two weeks. Just about normal for this area. Beans will be about 10 days after that. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. We hope they are safe and can recover as soon as possible.

9/1/2017

We received 1.7 inches of rain last week. Still no water in the streams yet. It will take more to make that happen. The early beans are just starting to turn pale green. The early corn is near black layer, and we will start to chop corn silage after Labor Day. As harvest gets started soon, please work safely and cherish the role that we have to provide food for people who need what we produce.