Jackson County

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Eric Shields is a second generation CropWatcher who raises corn soybeans and wheat in Jackson and surrounding counties. He is also a farmer-dealer for Asgrow and DeKalb seed, and a part-owner …

What a run we have had so far. Almost four weeks with little to no rain has allowed us to breeze through harvest up to this point. Yields continue to impress but moistures are getting plenty dry. Soybeans testing in the mid-8% range and corn testing dry. Wheat planting has also occurred at a…

With the good weather as of late, harvest continues at a rapid pace. Yields have continued to impress in both corn and soybeans. As you drive across the county, there aren’t many fields left that in a week won’t be ready for harvest. Double-crop soybeans remain the possible exception, as the…

As harvest continues, things seem to be looking positive. Corn is drying down nicely, and soybeans are continuing to mature, with yields continuing to impress farmers. With the better yields and the run-up in the market lately, 2020 might end up on a good note. Crop prices locally are as hig…