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 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






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 !!