My renter picked his corn off my place week before last. He was in planting wheat while I was doing up my hay this past week.
I asked "Richard you haven't double cropped on me for a long time. Just how bad did the hot dry at the wrong time, hit you?"
He replied "Best we got was 50 bushels per acre off your front fields. It was downhill from there. We got mostly around 40 down to
27. The later we planted the worse it got. Seems we always get our best yield off that 40 acres." He farms 2500 acres around the area.
Kindda made me proud even though I had nothing to do with it. Those were Grandad's hayfields and for 50 years he always kept the soil
built up good, with more than what it needed. To make sure he had enough hay to get through the Winter.