Recent Rains Helped Corn And Beans

Published On: September 3, 2019

Trent Brandenburg was not quite willing to call the past week’s rains the “million-dollar rain” term so often used for the first five drops after a long dry spell. Trent did see improvement, mostly in the prospects for better soybean pod fill. He sees the on-again, off-again planting season as getting in the way of record yields this year.

Trent visited the Farm Progress Show in Decatur this week, to keep up with new developments and enjoy the friendly greetings of the various ag salespeople. Having this huge display of farm equipment and crop inputs from seed to bins to store the harvested crop, just a few miles away, makes taking a day to see it well worth the time, Trent observed.

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