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Ken Reinhardt

Ken Reinhardt farms near Seaton in Mercer County.


Harvest is winding down. Rain has slowed progress considerably, along with the need to dry corn. I have a couple farms left. Everyone you talk to is ready to get this year over with. To sum up the year, April corn drowned out and green snapped, May corn washed out and needed replanted, June corn was late and wet, and beans didn’t like any of it.


The third snow of the fall followed by record early low temperatures occurred early in the week. A few beans remain along with plenty of corn. I have not heard of anyone locally not getting LP so far, but it is affecting anhydrous ammonia and even diesel delivery with trucks tied up waiting at LP terminals.


Harvest has resumed after the snow. Soybeans will pretty much be done in a few days. Corn harvest will drag on for some time as drying has become a bottleneck.


This week’s crop report has been deleted due to foul language and snow.