Southwest of Storm Lake

Crop Conditions for 10-02-17

Past Weeks Rainfall 1-2 Inches
Soil Moisture Subsoil is still behind
Temperature Average
Crop Progress Average




Crop Stage Dry Down Crop Stage 30% Harvested
Yield Potential Average to below Yield Potential Average

Corn Market

Soybean Market

Current Prices $3.02/bu Current Prices $8.78/bu.
Fall Prices $3.02/bu. Fall Prices $8.78/bu
Past Weeks Trend  Steady Past Weeks Trend Steady


Soybean harvest is well underway with rain putting a pause in action starting on the 1st of October.  Soybean yields have been average to slightly above average.  Most would say they are beating expectations.  This is because of the heavy rains that came in the middle of August after a drought in June and July.

The corn is drying down and yields are unknown at this point.  Initial corn silage reports seemed to be lower than normal but we take that with a grain of salt.  Harvest is right on schedule and there is nothing in the forecast that would indicate a delay.  While rainfall has increased significantly since Mid-August, he subsoil moisture is still very low.  We will need to see more rain this fall and in the spring to go into the 2018 growing year with an adequate reserve.



Dan Niemeier

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