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Ron Moore

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

11/9/2018

No report

11/2/2018

Only .4 inches of rain last week. It did stop what remains of harvest in this area. There is not much left. We are about 95 percent complete now. Lots of NH3 and dry fertilizer being applied. Tillage is in full swing as well. This harvest was surprising. We did not expect the yields we harvested. That will help with the low prices we are dealing with now. This will be my last report for the year. I will be in China next week trying to encourage soybean buyers to come back to the U.S. for our high-quality soybeans.

10/26/2018

We did not receive any rain last week. That led to lots of soybeans being harvested. We finished beans Oct. 23 and jumped into the last 200 acres of corn. We should finish corn this week. The moisture on corn was down to 15 percent, and there was lots of shelling at the head. Harvest losses are much higher than normal. Some of the corn is lodged due to the high winds we had. Yields are still good, but we are losing 10 to 15 percent of that good yield. Anhydrous ammonia is being applied now with the soil temperatures below 50 degrees.

10/19/2018

We received .5 of an inch of rain last week. That makes more than 5 inches in the last two weeks. Soft ground has slowed harvest and made for muddy conditions for finishing harvest this year. Last Monday we started back on corn and Wednesday on soybeans. Moisture was close to 15 percent, but with 70 percent left to harvest we kept going. Yield and quality are still good despite the wet conditions. No anhydrous going on yet. Ground temperatures are still too high. Weather forecast is for dry conditions for the next week. Hopefully, we will finish soybeans before the next round of rain.