Harvest across the Midwest and Ohio continues to drag on. For many Ohio producers harvest progress in October was a mixed blessing. Yields are above expectations for some, especially corn yields that in numerous cases are record breaking. Frequent rains in October slowed soybean harvest to a crawl. Many days were lacking in sunshine and prevented soybeans from drying sufficiently when it was not raining.
Numerous grain facilities found themselves without rail cars when expected. As a result, bushels were not moving to town as trucks sat full of grain. With the USDA harvest progress report of Oct. 27, the Ohio soybean harvest had reached 50%, with the average at 73% at this time. As a result of the slow soybean harvest pace, a number of Ohio’s producers did not plant all of the winter wheat acres they had intended to plant. Don’t be surprised to see Ohio’s winter wheat acres down 3% to 5% from previous years.… Continue readingRead More »