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St. Clair County

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Paul Munie manages a family farm in Caseyville, about 15 miles from St. Louis.  They are corn, soybean, wheat and sod producers.

Harvest rolls on here despite wet conditions. We went from very dry to very wet with more rain predicted. There are some who are done already, but there is a lot of crop to still get off. We are all ready to get done. I am sure the rains have been helping the river level a little bit.

We received much needed rain last week that kept us out of the fields for a few days, but we had great weather up until now. It should help a little bit with the level of the Mississippi River, although that will need much more water to get it back up to normal. Corn is all field dry here an…

Conditions have been great for harvest in our area. It has been full steam ahead on corn and beans without any weather to keep us out of the fields. We really need some rain; we are extremely dry. The Mississippi River is getting very low, which has caused barge rates to go up and there are …

Harvest is in full swing around here. The weather has been beautiful and is good for drying down the crops. It is very dry, which is good for harvest, but winter wheat is starting to go into the ground and we will need some moisture to get the wheat off to a good start. Yields are good but n…

Harvest is in full swing here. Corn is coming off at a quick pace and the weather is favorable to keep harvest going. Field conditions are very dry. Yields are all over the board but overall, it will be an average crop. Soybeans are starting to dry down and get cut. I haven’t heard any repor…

Harvest kicked off and early yield reports are quite variable. There is great corn and not very good corn all in the same pass. I still think we are very lucky compared to some areas as we will still make an average or above-average crop. Early beans are starting to get cut and we are hearin…

We are just in the beginning of harvest in our area. There are some guys who have started into some early corn. Not many yield reports to speak of yet. Most are still getting the last few things ready to go before the busy rush of harvest. The weather here is good for drying and we currently…

OIt’s almost that time around our area. The early corn is starting to turn and there is some corn in river bottom ground that is being harvested already. No yield reports yet. Silage harvest in our area seemed to go well and should be wrapping up. Beans are just starting to turn a little. We…

Our area continued to have warm and dry weather. There is decent soil moisture, but we would welcome a rain to help get the corn across the finish line and help fill out our soybean and double-crop soybeans. We are just starting to see the first signs of the early corn in our area starting t…

Our area received some welcome rain again and temperatures have pulled back from the highs. We thought the heat would have brought some pollination issues in corn, but scouting is showing us that isn’t much of a concern. There seems to be some disease pressure in both corn and beans but noth…

Our area has seen some extremes this year from being quite wet early on to being very hot and dry during the summer months. Last week was no exception. We received record rainfall on Tuesday with some areas getting up to a foot of rain. There was flooding of all kinds from roads to basements…

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Paul Munie reported 8 inches of rain had fallen since 11 p.m. July 25 on his St. Clair County farm. "We’ve actually been very dry here before this rain, so there was a fair amount that did soak in. But when you get that kind of rain, it just can’t handle it," he said "There’s water running e…

Our area continues to have spotty rain. Light ground is really starting to show stress and the heat is definitely taking its toll on the crops in our area. There looks to be cooler temperatures and rain this week so we’re hopeful. I hope everyone is staying cool.

Our area is looking good considering the heat. We would welcome a rain, which was predicted July 16-17. There is early corn that is pollinating and would really benefit from some cooler temperatures. Lighter ground is really showing stress during the heat of the day. First crop beans look go…

We were very fortunate to catch a rain and last week was cooler. The crops are still showing signs of stress during the heat of the day. Wheat harvest is pretty much wrapped up. Yields were good and most double-crop beans had rain so they should be off to a decent start. We could use another…