November 2014 Farm Report
Trent Brandenburg is happy to have completed his 2014 corn and soybean harvest. “I’ve never known of elevators shutting down because they were full of beans,” Trent observed.
Trent is 75% done with his ground work, which has been slowed due to wet soils, “wet but tillable.” Trent likes to fall till to eliminate the tracks of heavy machinery and get a head start on next year’s spring planting. He estimates “a couple of days of nice weather” to finish up.
Trent explains that this is the season that will be remembered for many years. “Remember ’14,” farmers will say, recalling the near perfect weather but wishing the market prices would have been better. The yields were near-miraculous for Trent: a farm average of 70-bushel soybeans and 240-bushel corn. Trent will now begin planning for next year’s inputs.