Well, we aren't completely excited about the soil conditions, but at some point we just had to go for it. Yesterday, afternoon the corn planter began moving again. It had been almost exactly 5 weeks since the planter's wheels had turned and as long as the weather forecast doesn't change much we might finally finish all out planting. Yea!!
The last two days we have been fortunate enough to run two planters. An Edgerton, Oh area farmer finished his planting, and has been helping us. It appear's this help has pushed us from planiting around 200 acres to around 300 acres of corn a day. Not to mention the soybeans, we've been drilling all the while. As of this morning we have around 1100 acres of corn planted, just about half way on the corn acres. Not bad for four and a half days of planting.
Due the the dairy component of our operation we are heavy corn planters, this year as in most years we are planting about 2300 acres of corn and 440 acres of soybeans. Thus the large focus on corn planting in my blog on corn.
Starting tonight NOAA.gov is predicting over an inch and a half of rain for the next three days, so we will get a break in the planting. Lets just hope it dries out soon so we can get back in the fields and finish up.
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