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Weather Wednesday 11/9/16

The weather here in Bureau County, Illinois continues to be absolutely gorgeous! Even for November. Blue skies and sunshine make for a happy husband! Some guys are finishing up with harvest while others are starting field work around these parts.

Here’s a look at what our guys have been seeing in the field:

Galen Nissley (Honeyville): It’s been on the wet side here in Northern Indiana. Harvest is about done and some guys are working ground. We are predicted to be down to 28 degrees by Friday.

Eric Johnston: Harvest season is winding down for most farmers here in North Central Illinois. Some have finished, while others have been making good progress with the nice weather we’ve had. The nice weather has also been ideal for growers to apply Residuce®.

Tom Adams (Maraseed Inc.): Our weather has been very unseasonably warm with good rains in New York; supposed to get colder this weekend. Corn is pretty much done, a few fields around that are still standing. But for the most part, they are finished. Cover crops are in and up. Saw some 5th cutting being chopped yesterday, which is pretty unusual for that to happen. All in all, we have enjoyed a beautiful fall, with good crops in spite of our very dry and hot summer.

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Weather Wednesday 10/26/16

Harvest continues to roll along here in Bureau County. There’s light at the end of the tunnel! If the weather cooperates throughout the next week, most guys should be nearing the end.

Here’s a look at what our guys are seeing in the field:

Gary Campbell: Much of Western Ohio received 2 inches of rain last Thursday, so just getting rolling again. Corn yields are in the 170-200 bushel range, and beans 50-70, depending on severity of the summer drought and August storm damage. Still waiting on double-crop beans to mature, but most should do well. The warm temps and moisture has been perfect for Residuce® applications, residue recycling and cover crops are off to a great start!

Mike Wyatt: We are having ideal weather for fall harvest in Nebraska. Day time temps are in the upper 60’s and the nights are in the low 30’s. No rain and no rain forecasted. Harvest for the remaining fall crops is progressing rapidly. Dry land corn yields cover a range from 80 to 130 bushel per acre. Irrigated corn yields are 200 to 250 bushel per acre. Popcorn yielding around 5500 lbs per acre. Sugar beets are close to 40 tons per acre, no report on sugar content.

Galen Nissley (Honeyville): Most farmers have switched to beans in Northern Indiana. We have a lot of heavy soil in this area, so moisture has been an issue. The temperature has been in the 40’s and today is cold, rainy, and windy. We have a couple nicer days predicted so farmers will be able to continue with harvest.

Tom Adams (Maraseed Inc.): The weather is very cool in New York, 40’s and 50’s. We got 1.5 inches of rain last week, which was much needed. Some guys are starting to combine corn and soybeans. Silage and hay is done. It’ll be a couple weeks before harvest is done.

Eric Johnston: Farmers made progress getting the crops harvested in North Central Illinois this past week. A customer’s soybeans made over 90 bushels/acre. He said he had never seen the yield monitor go above 100 so many times harvesting soybeans. Our Residuce® and some of our foliar products were applied on that particular field.

And with that, here’s to another week of harvest.

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Weather Wednesday 10/12/16

It’s been pretty good harvest weather around here this past week. The weekend was absolutely beautiful. Sunny with a light breeze; blue skies. What the hubby calls a perfect fall day! Especially for picking corn!

Here’s a look at what our guys are seeing in the field:

Eric Johnston: Around North Central Illinois we received around an inch of rain last Thursday that kept guys out of the fields for a few days but its been full steam ahead with harvest since then. The temps have been in the high 60’s to 70 degrees during the day to 40 to 50 degrees during the night.

Ken Musselman: Several days of fair weather has allowed for corn and soybean harvest to progress over large areas of Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. Dry edible bean harvest has been a challenge for many due to narrow harvest windows. Late season growth due to excessive late summer rains has caused additional challenges due to immature green beans being on the same plant as dry beans.

Gary Campbell: Drier weather for the past week has enabled harvest to get rolling in Central Wisconsin, Michigan and Northern Ohio. In the areas that were deluged with water in September, a more normal October has helped hay and corn silage get wrapped up with grain harvest just beginning. Hopefully a few showers this week won’t slow things down too much!

Mike Wyatt: Temperatures in Nebraska are in the low 60’s during the day, nights are in the low 30’s and upper 20’s. Occasional rain showers, not much to measure. Irrigated corn is starting to be harvested, no yield reports at this time.

Ray Roettger: In Southern  Indiana, the highs have been in the low 80’s and dry; great harvest weather. In Northern Indiana, the highs have been in the upper 70’s and dry allowing harvest to move ahead at a good pace. New York is mostly dry and cool with highs in the upper 60’s to low 70’s.

And with that, here’s to another week of harvest.

New to Daily Dirt? We’d love to help you weatherproof your soils. Comment below with where you’re from and we’ll get you in contact with the right person!

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Next Year starts NOW!

I’m sure many of you are reading this in the combine. And that’s okay! What you do this fall “sets the table” for success in 2017, and we can help you set the table with both products and discounts!

15% Cash Discount* on all Dramm Fish products
10% Cash Discount* on all other AgriEnergy products**

With years and years of experience, we can help you figure out several timely issues on your farm:

  • Residue Management
  • Fall Seeding
  • Fertility for Fall Crops
  • Cover Crops
  • Preparing Forages and other Perennials for dormancy
  • Soil Testing

And, be sure to ask us specifically about the benefits of our biologicals in the fall:

  • Residuce®
  • SP-1™
  • Myco Seed Treat®

There’s still time to set the table for 2017! 

*Cash Discount applies to product delivered by November 1, and paid for within 10 days of invoice receipt
**Discount does NOT apply to commodities or pesticides

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Weather Wednesday 6/15/16

As I write this, we’re finally getting some much needed rain. You can almost hear all the farmers (and crops) give a big sigh of relief.

Here’s a look at what the weather is doing around the corn belt this week:

Reporting from Northern Ohio, our sales agronomist Gary Campbell, says a number of bean fields were finally getting planted last weekend. They had 2″ over Memorial Day, but dry now unless they caught a thunderstorm recently. He says much of Michigan is the same way – wet in May and dry since. Most of Wisconsin has caught a shower this week, but if you missed out it’s hot, dry, and the corn is stressed.

Reporting from Miami County, Indiana, our sales agronomist Ken Musselman says field work is progressing with more corn sidedressing to do. There’s adequate moisture with more rain yesterday and today. In Boone County, Indiana, he reports side dressing is completed and crops are off to a good start with excellent stands.

Reporting from Bureau County, Illinois, our sales agronomist Eric Johnston, says they finally got some much needed rain. Between Monday and Tuesday, they got anywhere from 1.5-3 inches depending on field location. This should really help as some of the crop were beginning to show signs of stress.

Reporting from Southern Indiana, our sales agronomist Ray Roettger, says it’s been a hot 92-95 degrees with humidity. It’s starting to get dry and some areas have had scattered thunderstorms getting anywhere from 0.5 – 1.5 inches of rain. He also reports the New York area is cool and dry for the most part. There’s some rain, but not enough to give adequate moisture.

And with that, here’s to another week of watching your crops grow!

New to Daily Dirt? We’d love to help you weatherproof your soils. Comment below with where you’re from and we’ll get you in contact with the right person!

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AgriBoost CA shines on soybean plot

Don’t think applying a starter is worth your time and money? Check out these soybeans in Bureau Township. Notice the color change where AgriBoost CA was applied about half way in the field in 2 x 2 band with the planter, compared to the lighter side where AgriBoost CA was not applied.

Soybean AgriBoost CA

AgriBoost CA has a base of calcium nitrate with a lot of other components, including a trace mineral package. Which half do you think will perform better?

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Weather Wednesday 6/8/16

As I write this, it’s a beautiful day! We spent the morning outside looking at our research plots and spent the afternoon looking at pictures, going over data we recorded, and of course the weather.

Crazy how the weather changes from town to town and even field to field! Here’s a look at what the weather has been doing around the corn belt this week.

Weather Pic

Because who doesn’t enjoy a picture of a devoted team of agronomists enjoying the sunshine?

Reporting from North Central Illinois, our sales agronomist Eric Johnston, says the area he farms south of Interstate 80, near Princeton needs RAIN!!! They’ve had one inch of rain in the past 30 days and two inches before that. The average precipitation for the last five years between January 1 and now is 18 inches. This year they’ve only had 9 inches. Please send any rain our way!! A lot of the customers he works with in Northern Illinois have had an adequate supply of rain.

Reporting from Davis County, Iowa, our sales agronomist Ken Musselman, says field work has resumed after more than two inches of rain. Cultivation has began on organic corn with the best potential at this stage. In Porter County, Indiana, Musselman says they keep missing the promised rain showers. They’re one third done with side dressing.

Reporting from Southwest Nebraska, our sales agronomist Mike Wyatt, says the weather has turned to normal temps, upper 80’s and low 90’s. Precipitation has become an occasional thunderstorm covering small areas. A hot, dry weather pattern is setting up.

Reporting from Southern Indiana, our sales agronomist Ray Roettger, says field work finally began again about noon on Tuesday after a rainy weekend. According to the forecast it’s going to be good through this week. Temperature is in the upper 70’s and low 80’s-90’s through the weekend. Crops in the area are half done to three quarters done. Fifty miles north and northwest of them are finished, on the lighter ground.

Reporting from Wisconsin, our sales agronomist Gary Campbell, says it’s wet if you had storms last weekend. With forcecast for highs in the 90’s coming up, the drier spots will start to show stress and really need a drink. In Central Michigan and Northwest Ohio, some areas are finally finishing up planting after several weeks of damp conditions.

And with that, here’s to another week of watching your crops grow!

New to Daily Dirt? We’d love to help you weatherproof your soils. Comment below with where you’re from and we’ll get you in contact with the right person!

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New & emerging markets

At AgriEnergy Resources, we’re devoted to helping our conventional, biological, and organic farmers get the biggest bang for their buck. With traditional markets struggling right now that can be a tall task. So we’d like to point you toward some alternative markets available for specialty crops, new crops, and organic crops. These newer marketing opportunities are emerging and growing every day, and taking advantage of them could just be your ticket to that “big bang”.

We have compiled a list of buyers that our customers have worked with. Please note: this is NOT an exclusive list. If you or someone you know have another new or specialty marketing contact you’d like to add, let us know. We want to keep this list, and your bottom line, growing!

For corn and soybeans:

For small grains:

For dry beans:

For dairy:

For current organic prices, click here. To hear more about new and emerging markets, click hear to listen to the audio from our seminar.

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Harvest through the eyes of the farm dog

Sometimes throughout the day, my phone will buzz and I’ll find this captioned “looking for rabbits”…


Or this captioned “she loves picking corn”…


And, sometimes, late in the afternoon I’ll get this captioned “time for another nap”…


Through the eyes of the good ‘ol trusty farm dog, harvest is truly an exciting season, as it is for me too. But it can also be a very dangerous season, especially if you’re running low on sleep. So please, take the time to get a few hours of shut-eye (like Molly) and be extra cautious.

From our field to yours, have a safe and bountiful harvest season!

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Coffee imports valued at $333 million

Organic coffee that is. This was the top organic product import based on dollar value in 2014 before soybeans, olive oil, bananas, and wine, according to the Organic Trade Association. There is more to organic than meets the eye as some of us learned this afternoon. Check out this fun infographic the OTA put together:

OTA Infographic

And of course I had to rope you into this post with coffee first because how does one function without coffee??? Anyway, the statistics that really stood out to us were that over 3,000 farms are transitioning to organic across the country, organic soy pays more than 300% per bushel over conventional, there are 3X more earthworms in organic soil, and U.S. consumer sales of organic products exceed $39 billion.

Click here for more fun infographic stats.

Now off to get another cup of coffee 🙂

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