I wrapped up fall harvest yesterday at 10am. To jog readers memories, I finished fall 2009 harvest in March 2010. We have had day after day of perfect harvest weather, with highs in the 80s. Soybean moisture has fallen into the 8.5% area, with corn in the 11% range. I cut soybeans last Saturday night that tested 8.8% at 9pm.
Yields have been average on soybeans(running about one of your tons per acre, or in the low 30s bushel wise), and below average for corn(maize) at about 70 to 80 bushels per acre, with a few guys down in the 30s(my poorest was 50). Very good prices however have turned this into a pretty good year, money wise. Local prices yesterday were $11.55 on soybeans and $5.10 on corn, the highest harvest prices by far I have ever seen.
Our flooding summer rains left our fields with ditches and driftwood to dodge, more than one combine has suffered a little damage. I got a piece of driftwood stuck in my feederhouse, but luckily it didn't tear things up. Fall has turned dry, with growing concern for the 2011 wheat crop. I have not planted any wheat,and will not unless we get a rain this weekend.
All things considered, I think 2010 will go down as a pretty good year for most of us in eastern Kansas.