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Eye on Crops, Oct. 14, 2011Eye on Crops, Oct. 14, 2011

October 14, 2011

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Iroquois County, IL

We started harvesting corn on Oct. 7.  Rain early on Oct. 13 brought a halt to field activities.  We received 0.3-0.4 in. rain on our farms.  Most harvest activity over the past week has been in soybean fields; 80% or more of the soybeans in the area have been harvested.  

Corn harvest is at 10-15% in my area.  Our corn harvest progress falls into that range, as well.  The moisture on corn we have harvested has ranged from 17.9% to 22.3%.  The moisture in corn dropped 2-3% over the past week.  RonHasse.jpg

Some tillage has been done in some fields as the combine waited for the crops to dry down.  

The local closing bids for Oct. 13 were $6.28 for nearby corn, $5.52 for fall 2012 corn, $12.27 for nearby soybeans and $11.93 for fall 2012 soybeans.

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