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There has been a few fields of corn harvested here. Heard one field yield was 27 bushel an acre :shock: . Haven't heard what the others produced. These are all farmed by big time farmers, so they can't wait. Otherwise they wouldn't get done.
 

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Wow, Not sure if I'm surprised it's that much, or that little, the way the drought was while the corn was making.
No corn picking around here yet, but I expect it to start pretty soon. I'll ask my neighbor or one of his hands what they're getting when they start.
 

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The reports here vary widely, about what you would expect from looking around. fields across the road from one another one looks ok and the other looks terrible. I have heard as much as 110 and as low as 32. and some baled early for fodder as they did not think it would be worth shelling.
 

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There have been news reports over the last three weeks or so talking about NC's good corn crop this year. Trouble is that I cannot find anyone, among folks that would know, who know where in the state the good corn crop is. I asked at an Ag meeting Monday night, and local corn is every bit as bad as what I am hearing about across the nation.
 

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Brother in law and nephew farm over 3000 acres together. They started corn harvest this week. One field ran 100 bushel per acre, second 60. Moisture 12-15%. Was suprised that the moisture is this low.
 

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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. ;)
 
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