The Big news for Corn and Soybeans are the rising market prices.
World grain production problems and very high exports of grain are driving market demand.
Last Year was another wild year:
April- Early May: Snow and frozen ground in first few days of May
Early-Mid May: the soil was dry enough for tillage at the surface but wet below and very cold
Mid-late May: Floods and many Rains
Late May – Early June: Warmer and Dry enough to plant Corn and Soybeans
Mid- June: Few good Rains and Warm
Late June – Mid July: EXTREME HEAT, mid to upper 90’s, every day and mostly Dry with very little Rain.
Late July – Early Aug: Good rains 3 weekends in a row. Sunny, Seasonally warm, mid-upper 80’s
Mid Aug – Late Aug: Back to normal heat but dry with very little rain
End – Aug: Aug 28 , Just-in-time Rain 1″ to 1.5″ rain all farms and cooler temps
Early – Sep: Sunny , Cool to Normal Temps
Mid -Late Sep: Sunny, Cool with 2.5″ to 3″ Rains all farms
Fall Harvest : Challenging with a late start due to late maturing Crops.
Several Rain delays spread through out the Harvest.