Thank goodness for a stretch of great weather and some corn reluctantly drying down to about 20% so we can bin it (nervously with air). At the same time yields - and especially test weights - are in the toilet. Very disappointing after some credible, but hardly outstanding early numbers.
You know the feeling: you don't want to open up the next field/number.
Thanks for your patience, and I hope your efforts are going better. However, I flew from Las Vegas to ORD yesterday and saw NOT ONE combine going after we entered IL.
Memo to self: rethink scheduling speeches in November.
Thank God for a spouse and son who are going above and beyond in my absence.
BTW, if you would like to meet both Jan and Aaron (and offer condolences) he and I will be speaking at the TP Young Farmer Meeting in January.
Assuming we're done...
Update update: I spoke today in LaGrange, IN and visited with some grain dealers/feed millers/farmers. Yields seem to be pretty good, but within this week the mold problem has exploded with no place to go with badly damaged grain. Mostly gibberella up here - but because of the mycotoxins more problematic than diplodia in my area. Moisture is still 25-30%.