Posting will be rare while we abandon previous meticulous plans for our harvest. 75% of beans are still in the field - targeting for this sunny stretch this week. But the real puzzler is what to do with 90% of the corn which varies from 24-35%.
I don' think we're going to lose more than 2-3 points additional in the field, and we have a 25 year-old 5-7000 bushel Shivvers setup to dry with. Only some of the corn is IP and some non-GMO. Segregation headache! Elevators will soon be full of wet corn that they will be drying - or very slow, and all of our contracts are for Jan-May delivery.
Final straw: our High Amylose contracts cannot be delivered above 15%.
So....we're flexing our strategy to get corn out of the fields, dried to barely adequate moisture content for storage until Jan-Feb, and then start secondary drying as we free up bin room.
Yields are all over the place from 160 to 220 on successive passes. Tests weights are disappointing at 54# but that's at 24% so it will climb some.
This situation calls for full attention, obviously so don't expect in long, prolix, multi-linked commentary for a while.
Thanks for reading.