St. Clair County

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Dave Hankammer farms in a partnership with his brother near Millstadt, approximately 20 miles from St. Louis. They produce corn, soybeans and wheat.

Harvest weather was ideal last week. With daytime temperatures in the 70s and no rain, it made harvesting less stressful. The pace of corn harvest has remained steady with earliest-planted fields disappearing first. The grain moisture is ranging from 17% to 21%. At these levels, the grain is…

Warm, dry weather continued, allowing cornfields to dry down. Farmers began harvesting corn. Grain moisture samples vary in the low 20% range and yields have been good. Additional soybean fields have started to display yellow leaves. The dry weather seems to be pushing the plants to maturity…

Daytime temperatures last week ranged from the mid-80s to 90 and no rain. It was ideal weather to make hay. Chopping of corn silage continues. The remainder of the corn crop continues to dry down. The earliest planted cornfields have turned mostly brown. Harvestingof these fields will begin …

Last week we experienced several overcast days with daytime temperatures in the eighties. We received a few scattered showers that gave us a total of four tenths of an inch of rain for the week. We were very fortunate to be spared any severe storms predicted for Hurricane Laura. The sunshine…