Corn, not enough to report yet, but we are hearing some test weight issues out of IA and the crop is drying down unusually quick in NE, where a week ago they were 30% moisture and now they are 19% moisture. They are concerned that they have lost some test weight in this quick of a drydown.
Beans in Iowa are a little disappointing to start, but they are still pretty good. Beans in MN are better than expected, hands down! There is a pocket around Mankato where beans are coming in less than last year, but the other parts of the state farmers are beating last year pretty good, 5 bushels or so.
North Central Missouri.....1st field of beans were cut at 13% and yielded 57. We are currently on the 2nd field and they are running at 11% and not sure on the yield but it is pretty good. I would say a little over 50. Have not gotten into any corn yet. Test weights are running around 56.
I've cut 2 fields of beans so far, one went 57 & the other 54, which these were both planted in late May. Also harvested my bean plot, which went right at 68 overall, this was planted around the 15th of April. Been in 2 different fields of April planted corn this past week, can't tell much, as I only picked 1 truck load out of each, as moisture was around 26-28%. Also test weight was down in the low 50's.
I'm seeing an average in my april planted early corn around 200, but a roller coaster as far as yield due to our wet growing season...120 in some spots, 260 in others...I believe some tiling is in order.
I just got in to my beans today and the moisture was really high, around 17 or so...but the yield was pretty good, 60's and 70's...course that will decrease some with the moisture...the beans in our area (ECIL) so I have heard have been really good...I'll cross my fingers...
There was a few guys cutting beans. The range was 57 to 50. I pulled a couple years of corn today. that was our first stuff we planted. It tested 33% moister with a 49 lb test weight. That was planted May 2nd. There was a guy combineing corn last week he had 45lb test weight. ADM rejected it even when it was dryed down.
bean harvest just got started here in Ontario 13.5% but stalks are tough. Yield is good for us on heavy clay mid 50's to low 60's but we have had a week of rain with another 3-4 days to come . As far as the corn we haven't had anybody start except for the silage It does look very good and is drying down nicely with the couple of frosts we had 2 weeks ago
We farm around Pleasantville Iowa. Which is south central Iowa. We cut 250 acres of beans last week and they averaged bout 60 and ranged anywhere from 30 to 80. This was on our 93m11's. Should be interesting though we have another number 93m43 that is looking much better than the other numbers but until it dries out it will be a bit til we do them. The only corn we have done was in the 185 range at 22% moisture but this was 33m16. That number in our area had northern blight really bad and died early. We haven't gotten a test wieght yet though since we store all of our grain, so cant be much help there. Our other corn looks awesome so it should be interesting once it dries down some and we can get going on the other numbers.
I am north of Mankato, MN and I have combined 500 acres of soybeans and they have been yielding all around 60 with my highest field average being 62 and our lowest 58 much better then last year when we were lucky to get 35 due to a late hail storm. The beans have been on the wet side from 14.5 down to 13 when you get a few hours of sun on them but they are being hauled right to the crushing plant in mankato so we are taking a hit on dockage for the wet but we are making it up with less reel loss.
The first beans out this spring have been the best @ 65 and on silty-loam in fayette co. Indiana. The latter beans in rush co. averaged 57 on alot better soil. Started on third farm and they'er running over 60. What we have noticed in our area is later planted beans had up to 10 aborted pods per plant, maybe from lack of sun light during the summer.
South Central Iowa, 1st field of beans did 42 at 12.5%. 2nd field did 70 at 14.5%. Right now we are on the 3rd field and they are making 63 at 14%. The last two fields were planted in late April. Haven't done any corn yet.