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John Hoffman, Pickaway County, Oct. 28

“We are done with corn and first crop soybeans. We’ve still got double-crops to cut but they still have moisture in them and are not quite ready.  I think they will make for decent beans. The few double-crop beans we have cut have done well, but they were planted pretty early. The wheat is up and looking good.”

“Now we’re trying to catch up on paper work and start fall spraying when the weather cooperates. We’re not really wet and there is a lot of harvest activity going on around here. We finished with corn around Oct. 15 and the first-crop beans shortly after.

“Our corn was averaging anywhere from 120 to 150 bushels for the replanted acres we had. The other corn was running either side of 200. I think we’ll fall in the 180- to 185-bushel area and soybeans will be in the high 50s. I am pleased with that. If we would’ve had some rain in August it would have been a wonderful crop. But, in the end we had some bad corn and some good corn and some average soybeans and some good soybeans.

“Corn prices are tanking and it is going to be a tough crop for profit if it stays around $4. I had a fair amount priced ahead and some basis contracts.

“The weather has really cooperated with a nice harvest season. We were able to get a jump on things with an early start. We even got a trip to the Pumpkin Show fit in.”

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