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Ron Moore raises corn and soybeans on his farm near Roseville.

We finished planting corn and moved onto finishing planting soybeans. The first corn and soybeans that we planted are now starting to come up. With the hot weather last week the rest should be up soon. We should finish soybean planting this week if the weather holds. The cattle are keeping u…

We started planting corn last week. It then rained 1.1 inches and more is forecast. It has been hurry up and wait this spring. When it does dry out, we work from dawn to late in the evening. We are about half done so far and way behind last year. This week is forecast to be dry and very warm…

The weather finally cooperated, and we started planting soybeans last Monday. By Thursday we were half done with beans. There was lots of tillage, spraying and planting here last week. The forecast was for rain on the weekend so planting may be delayed again. We did get our cattle worked and…

Just when it was dry enough to go to the fields it rained .6 inches. More rain was forecasted for last weekend as well. Just a few fields planted in this area. Nothing is up yet. We are not real late yet, but it is concerning if the forecasts don’t change. The grass has not started to grow m…

A couple of neighbors planted last Monday and Tuesday. It rained .6 inches on Wednesday and stopped planting. The temperatures dropped down to freezing later in the week. We will work our grass cattle this week and then put them out to pasture when the grass starts growing better. Hopefully …

Another week of wet and cold weather. We received 1 inch of rain and some snow flurries. Not good conditions for growing crops or grass for our cattle. The forecast is for more rain and cooler temperatures this week.

We did get into the field last week. We cleaned the cattle lot and then took my grandson on a tractor ride to incorporate the waste. Then it rained close to an inch. That stopped fieldwork for the rest of the week. The forecast calls for more rain and cool temperatures. We need the moisture …

Greetings from western Illinois and Warren County. I am looking forward to another year of growing season reporting. We have had another below-normal precipitation year here. We only had about 20 inches of snow here. We have had some rain recently. We have had 2.5 inches of rain in the last …

We received 2 inches of rain last week that put a stop to harvest again. We did start soybean harvest again on Tuesday with the moisture over 16%. By Thursday it was at 13%. We still have another week of harvest to go. Some dry fertilizer and anhydrous has been applied. The soil temperatures…

We received 2.3 inches of rain last week. That makes 7 inches in October. We still have about a week of soybean harvest to go. This week the forecast is for dry conditions. There are still lots of corn and beans to be harvested in this area. Many of the corn acres are not standing well at al…

We finished corn harvest last week. The harvest losses were greater than normal this year. We have started on soybean harvest. The early yields are about our five-year average. The weather forecast calls for good harvest conditions the next few weeks. We need that to get this crop in the bins.

No harvesting in this area last week. We had 3.5 inches of rain since my last report. The tiles are now running half full. We finished several rainy-day jobs and in between rains we mowed yards. We did put the reel on the corn head to help pick up the last 150 acres of down corn. We should g…

We received 1.1 inches of rain last week. We still have a few hundred acres of down corn to get harvested. The wet stalks will have to dry out before we can resume corn harvest. The rain did help put some moisture in the soybeans. They were getting very dry with reports of 8% moisture beans.…

We did not receive any rain last week. A good week of harvest. We stayed on corn even though the beans looked ready to harvest. Our corn is loaded with disease and the stalk quality is very poor. Yields are still not what was expected in August and the moisture is 13% to 15%. We are about ha…

We received 1.2 inches of rain last week. It delayed harvest for a day. Corn yields are still lower than expected. Moisture is running in the upper teens and low 20s. There are no soybeans yet harvested in this area. There should be some ready this week.