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Ben Klick, June 26

Things are on the wet side. We got between 4.5 and five inches of rain last week. We got 2.5 from Sunday to Monday and from Thursday to Friday we got another two inches. We have a lot of moisture at the moment. We had a few nice showers and we also had some pretty good downpours. There is not much water laying anywhere. It has been taking it in pretty nicely and the crops are really appreciating that moisture with as hot as it has been. We have a couple hundred acres of corn to sidedress this week so hopefully we can get caught up with that and crack into the wheat harvest.

There is nobody in our area cutting any wheat yet. There is rain in the forecast for later this week. Most of the wheat around here is being grown to bale the straw. There will be some guys start this week if we don’t get rain.

We have some nice full big heads but the straw looks to be a little shorter. Wheat doesn’t like wet feet and we had a wet spring. We always end up getting good straw yield, though, which is the main reason for growing wheat in this area. I think the wheat could go about any time.

The first corn we planted that went through that cold stretch has caught up pretty nicely. It is getting petty tall.

We finished taking off the first cutting of hay about 10 days ago. We are trying to get some barns cleaned out by getting the wheat off so we can get manure on the fields. I am curious to see how this wheat does. For the way this spring has gone we are very pleased with how things look so far.

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