A Tough Year for Crops

24 Oct

This has been a rough year for farmers.  The weather has been horrible.  We’ve had prices drop to the point of losing money.  Now we’re back to bad weather causing the soybeans and corn to sprout before they can be harvested because of all the rain.

Pistol and Antigone

My nephew told me a local farmer had his beans rejected because they were too poor quality to be sold.

combining soybeans in 2013

beans across the road waiting to be harvested this past weekend

I’m glad that I have corn planted this year.  I’m also grateful that my corn was about the last planted in the county.

I checked it over the weekend, and it still looks pretty good.

I am optimistic that I’ll still do okay (other than the low prices) with my harvest.

Some goats might have gotten in and sampled my corn.

Hopefully, next year will be better for all farmers.

5 Responses to “A Tough Year for Crops”

  1. Alica at 6:02 pm #

    We just finished harvesting our corn today. All in all, it was better than we thought it might be, but the weather definitely affected it! No numbers back yet on the yields. Yours still looks to be standing good!!

    • Teresa at 6:34 pm #

      I think it was lucky that mine was planted last! Glad you did better than you thought. Here’s to a better next year!

  2. Jeanne at 7:39 pm #

    Your corn DOES look good! I hope you get a really good return on it!
    One of the weather forecasters was saying yesterday, that winter will be warm all across the country. Yikes!! Of course, we might still get our much needed rain, in that case….

  3. janicead at 9:37 pm #

    Farming is a tough, unpredictable occupation.


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