You never know what’s around the corner as far as the weather is concerned. Just as things were getting a bit drier than we liked, a slight chance of rain in the forecast turned out to be a fast hard driving 2-plus inches with enough gusts to mess up the farmyards and lay over the taller corn. Fortunately, green snap seems minimal, and most plants recovered. As fields dried out, implements found their way back out in the fields finishing up early spraying and sidedressing tasks. Wheat fields are getting close to harvest. I thought the wheat harvest had started this week, but an inquiring phone call revealed that our first harvest in the area this year was actually barley! I don't know enough about that crop to ask questions and give a valid report on it, but it is in fact grown here in Coles County. You read it here first.