FARM ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Field work:

Soybeans are all harvested

Corn is all harvested

 

 

 

 

 

All attention has now changed to looming challenges for 2023

Mostly the same concerns as 2022

A short list:

  • Fertilizer : Lack of supply, Shortages,  especially concerning is nitrogen for the corn crop. 
  • Extremely high cost !
  • Chemicals:  Shortage of some products and higher costs
  • Equipment repairs:  Shortage of workers and delayed parts to repair equipment
  • Fuel:  High costs;   propane to dry corn, diesel fuel

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORN | SOYBEANS

Corn:

Corn harvest was very good with good corn yields on all farms.

Toxin in the grain is a problem with the corn grown north of Bucyrus.

 

Frequent rains in last half of July and first half of Aug were great for the corn

 

 

 

 

Soybeans:

Harvest yields varied  from  excellent to average.

As described below, the weather was unusual this year.

 

The soybeans have gone from mild stress from spring wet soil and later planting  

— then extreme heat and mini drought  in June

— to Floods

— to  drying normal conditions

 —  Excessive rains and wet soil in early Aug.

— Even after all the above,  the  Soybeans were  a good crop !!