Since my last report, the weather was hot and dry except for Wednesday when we had storms move through the area, bringing high winds and heavy rain. We received 1.5 inches of rain while other parts of the county had more than 3 inches. Localized flooding occurred in some areas. A field of June-planted corn, which was about 5 feet tall, was blown over from the high wind and heavy rain. May-planted soybeans are about knee-high and have canopied over the row. The plants are blooming and have a lush appearance from the recent rain. Later-planted soybeans also received a boost. The rain and cooler temperatures also helped soybeans plants metabolize recently applied herbicides. Double-cropped soybean rows can now be easily seen in the wheat stubble. Local grain bids are corn, $3.35; soybeans, $8.99; wheat, $5.31. Have a safe week.