FARM ACTIVITIES

February:

Plowing snow from driveways and around grain bins were the dominate activities.

 More snow and wind than the last 5 years combined

Office work, More Budgeting, Starting to order supplies.

Delivering grain to market, when we have favorable weather.

March: 

Major focus on delivering grain to market. 

Spring equipment prep and repair.

Receiving spring planting supplies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORN | SOYBEANS

 

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.