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Ron Moore

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

9/21/2018

We received .6 of an inch of rain last week on two days. It was enough to stop harvest for a while. The next day, corn harvest continued. Yields are still very good. We found one variety that had some green snap some time ago. It hurt the yield by some 70 bushels compared to other varieties in the same field. There are some soybeans being harvested, but I have not heard any yields yet. Might be good if no one is talking.

9/14/2018

It finally dried out last week after 4.5 inches of rain fell Sept. 6-8. We topped off the silo Tuesday and started combining corn Thursday. Moisture was 18 to 22 percent, depending on varieties. Yields were better than expected, and hopefully, that will carry on into the rest of harvest. We should have some soybeans ready next week. I have not heard any yield reports on soybeans. Please enjoy harvest this year, even with all of the stress of the markets.

9/7/2018

We received 3.2 inches of rain last week. We finished chopping silage Tuesday. Wet weather has slowed corn maturity, and it will be a few more days before harvest will start. Early planted beans are close to harvest, but have not benefited from the rain. Still too soon to tell if that was the right move to plant that early.

8/31/2018

We started chopping silage last Tuesday and then received over 2 inches of rain that night. It is still too wet to start again. I have not been able to report that all summer. Corn harvest should begin here in the middle of September. Beans will be later in September. Most folks here do not think this will be a record crop, just about average for this area. With the prices being offered now, we need higher yields and lower inputs for next year.