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Dan Uetrecht, Nov. 26

We finished up last Thursday, Nov. 8 with the double-crops. Even an old timer told me that there are more beans still out after Thanksgiving than he can ever remember. It has been frustrating for a good year to be such a struggle at the end. I saw a couple guys running on Thanksgiving Day. There has been progress around here, but I feel for some of these guys.

The weather has been some of the worst for late fall I can ever remember. There are probably more beans out down here than corn. The little corn that is still out is because it is down. Especially with the quality issues, guys are really pushing to get after it, but there just haven’t been good days to run. Even with a freeze, the beans are going to be so wet and they will still have to figure out a way to dry them.

We have had a little ponding in the wheat but the water has gotten away. The wheat is still looking really good and I think it is going into winter really healthy.

With the stuff we got off early, we were right behind the combine planting cover crops. We have some rye and crimson clover growing. In some of the later stuff we got off, we were never able to get those cover crops planted, so we still have some seed in the mini bulk bags to use after the wheat crop comes off next year.

I am moving some grain out. I set the basis on a contract for some corn and we are going to move some the second half of December. I am concerned with quality issues and I want to get these bins cored. I want to be proactive in moving some grain.

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