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Just like the postman, neither rain nor sleet nor snow is stopping farmers still trying to harvest 2019 crops. And despite the challenging conditions, growers posting Feedback From The Field last week noted yields that are holding up to earlier estimates.
Corn yields reported so far in November averaged 167.4 bushels per acre, just slightly higher than the 167 bpa estimated by USDA Nov. 8. Soybeans remained higher than the government’s number of 46.9 at 48.3 bpa.
Yields continue to show a wide range after a long growing season. Corn yields reported last week varied from 100 to 220 bushels bpa, with soybeans going from 25 to 70 bpa.
Warmer temperatures this week should start to melt snow from multiple storms in October and November. But last week’s weather was a set back in Illinois, according to a producer in the northwest part of the state.
Snow fall in some areas was even heavier. A farmer in Michigan’s thumb reported 8 to 10 inches delaying harvest.
“Bad weather all year, bad crops,” posted a southeastern Iowa producer with only 130-bushel corn and 30-bushel soybeans.
Yet even in areas with challenges, there have been bright spots. A producer in northeast Ohio noted the same wet corn seen on many farms. Nonetheless, yields were 200 for corn and 52 for soybeans.
“Corn turned out way better than expected,” was the report. “Beans were average but better than expected.”
Source: Bryce Knorr, Farm Futures
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