Stark County

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Gary Steward of Toulon Il., grows corn and soybeans, and custom farms with his son, David..

We had a little rain Monday. We were able to pick corn by the afternoon, though, and continued for the rest of the week. I would estimate Stark County at 95% done with soybeans and maybe 50% done with corn. Fertilizer and limestone is being spread andtillage work is in full swing. Many are f…

We had a good half-inch of rain Sept. 26-27, which allowed everyone at least one day off. The corn moisture is still 22% to above 30%, depending on when it was planted. Our 109-day corn was planted April 21 and is 23%, so we’re picking just as fast as possible now. We haven’t cut any soybean…

We had a really nice week of weather in Stark County. Several guys were picking corn unless they had soybeans ready. Many have changed to cutting beans now. I have heard good and below-average yields from various corners in our area. Southern Stark County definitely received less rain than t…