One key step was the addition of grain storage on the farm. In the past, the family sold their corn to Smithfield and their soybeans to Cargill at harvest.
Despite dry conditions, the latest survey rates 77% of Iowa corn good-to-excellent.
Detasseling is necessary to create hybrid seed corn and ensure a genetically equipped crop for future planting.
Corn Watch: This slideshow showing the impact of rain on compacted corn illustrates why soil compaction is an elusive enemy.
Corn Illustrated: Check out seed company demonstration plots with a purpose in mind.
Winter wheat harvest coming in a bit more slowly than anticipated.
Soybeans and wheat remain within the range of trade expectations.