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Feedback From The Field - Nov. 20, 2017

Late harvest takes edge off yields.

A growing season that started slow in some areas is ending late too. But while yields surprised farmers in some parts of the Midwest, others are ending with disappointment as growers try to wrap things up for 2017.

Yields reported last week to Feeback From The Field were lower than the previous week, but still averaged 172.6 bushels per acre for corn and 50.5 bpa for soybeans. Those compare to the 175.4 bpa and 45.9 bpa estimates USDA published Nov. 9.

“Very surprising year,” noted a producer from central Illinois who brought in 251-bushel corn and 76-bushel beans.

Those were the top yields posted last week.  At the other end of the spectrum was a central Nebraska grower with 45-bushel corn and just three-bushel beans. “Large area of poor yields,” even with irrigated fields, he said.

Yet further west in Colorado a grower noted “excellent” conditions that pushed basis lower, with “elevators at capacity.”

Rains over the past week focused on the eastern Midwest, adding to what’s already been a very challenging growing season in some parts of the region.

“Wet and cold early, very dry August and September,” said a producer in southwest Illinois with 85-bushel corn and 43-bushel soybeans. “Poor dry down on corn.”

Added another in central Ohio: “Too much rain.”

Click this Feedback From The Field link to rate crops in your area and provide yield estimates in your fields. We’ll update reports with the interactive map below that lets you see what other growers are saying around the country. Click the box in the upper left-hand corner to bring up the weekly index; scroll down to see the most current week.

Follow season progress by clicking on the links below.

Feedback from the field - April 24, 2017 - Growers report slow start in northwest Corn Belt.

Feedback from the Field - April 28, 2017 - ‘Baby it’s cold outside’ isn’t the song farmers want to hear.

Feedback from the Field - May 8, 2017 - Emergence sputters as planting slows

Feedback from the Field - May 12, 2017 - Farms make progress but weather still an issue

Feedback from the Field - May 17, 2017 - Growers wary of this week’s new storms

Feedback from the Field - May 19, 2017 - Farmers face cold, wet end to May

Feedback from the Field - May 23, 2017 - Planting proceeds, questions remain

Feedback from the Field - May 26, 2017 - Some growers wonder if it will ever stop raining

Feedback from the Field - June 5, 2017 - Emerging drought threatens spring wheat crop

Feedback from the Field - June 7, 2017 - Progress, problems noted in early growing season

Feedback from the Field - June 12, 2017 - Conditions turned hot and dry last week

Feedback from the Field - June 19, 2017 - Rains improve conditions, but challenges remain

Feedback from the Field - June 26, 2017 - Crops improve but remain below average in year of extremes

Feedback from the Field - July 3, 2017 - Farmers report dire conditions on the northern Plains

Feedback from the Field - July 10, 2017 - Growers still say conditions are below USDA’s crop ratings

Feedback From The Field - July 17, 2017 - Too much or too little: No Goldilocks moment for U.S. crops

Feedback from the Field - July 31, 2017 - Growers say crops still suffering despite rain and cooler temperatures

Feedback from the Field - Aug. 7, 2017 - Growers note small improvement overall in corn and soybeans last week

Feedback from the Field - Aug. 14, 2017 - Crops improve but growers say yields are below USDA forecast

Feedback from the Field - Aug. 21, 2017 - Rain still crucial as growing season winds down

Feedback from the Field - Aug. 28, 2017 - Mild weather improves crops though problem pockets persist

Feedback from the Field - Sept. 5, 2017 - Growers report lower corn and soybean yields than USDA forecasts

Feedback from the Field - Sept. 11, 2017 - Yields look decent but lagging development raises red flag

Feedback from the Field - Sept. 18, 2017 - Growers beg to differ with USDA on size of crops

Feedback from the Field - Sept. 25, 2017 - Crops improve but still far below USDA estimates

Feedback from the Field - Oct. 2, 2017 - Farmers rate crops better, but yields lower

Feedback from the Field - Oct. 9, 2017 - Yield reports improve for corn and soybeans

Feedback from the Field - Oct. 16, 2017 - Weather challenges add up for some growers

Feedback from the Field - Oct. 23, 2017 - Open week gave growers better assessment of crops

Feedback from the Field - Oct. 30, 2017 - Farmer reports confirm good yields

Feedback from the Field - Nov. 6, 2017 - Crops survive litany of woes to post good, but not great, yields

Feedback from the Field - Nov. 13, 2017 - Farmers report yields in line with USDA’s forecasts

 

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