The weather this past week has been ideal for field work as well as other activities. With temperatures ranging from the lows in the mid 50’s to the highs in the low 80’s, low humidity and no rain allowed farmers to continue to plant their crops.
Farmers in the area finished planting corn in the area and quickly switched to planting soybeans. The early planted corn is approximately 12 inches tall and looking good. After picking up some parts in a neighboring county to the south, my brother reported he saw soybeans already emerged and down the row. The wheat fields had very little green color remaining, indicating that wheat harvest may start as early as the end of May.
Second cutting alfalfa hay was made over the Mother Day weekend since the threat of rain was minimal and weather conditions was ideal for hay making.
Local grain bids are corn $6.53/bu., soybeans $14.39/bu., and wheat $6.49/bu.
Have a good week.
Farmer, St. Clair County