Shelby County

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Doug Uphoff farms between Shelbyville and Findlay, raising corn and soybeans.

Beans are up and the freeze did little, if any, damage. First-planted corn is emerging, even though temps are well-below normal for May. Rained out again. That along with a couple breakdowns and we have yet to finish beans or corn planting. We have only 50 acres of beans left to plant and ab…

Last week, we planted more beans and have yet to plant any corn. Hopefully, this is a good decision to increase soybean yields and improve more even emergence of corn with warmer soil temps, which is a key to higher corn yields. We were rained/snowed out Tuesday. Rain amounts were less than …

Beautiful planting weather last week. Soil temps were high for this time of year. Quite a few beans are in, and we haven’t opened a bag of seed corn yet. Received .27 of an inch of rain which knocked us out of  the field Thursday. We are gonna finish up a few acres of beans Friday and put th…

I farm with my son, Elliott, and my dad, Duane, who is retired but still does what he can to help out. We have spent the winter months prepping equipment and hauling grain. I, like most farmers, wish they had it all back to sell today after Wednesday’s wild crop report that cut crop acres wh…