Friday, December 14, 2018

December 14th...

Harvest 2018 is finally in the books! And what a harvest it was... We finally finished harvest on November 14th. It took several attempts with a few snow events and rains in between, but we are done. All in all we experienced very good yields. Our corn did not eclipse the record yields of 2014, but our soybean crop was the best we've ever harvested. 

After completing harvest we immediately went to work trying to catch up on tillage. Mother Nature had other plans and we completed all our local tillage by utilizing the layer of frost on top to keep traction. Our area has turned very wet from several large rains to the largest November snowfall event we've experienced in the last decade. We were not able to get any fall anhydrous ammonia applied, but we do have all the dry fertilizer spread. We would have also loved to get more fall herbicide burn-down applied, but we will see if the winter allows us any opportunities to wrap that up. We've turned our focus to cleaning up fall equipment, hauling our December grain contracts and catching up on book work in the office. We are excited to hear that China is back in the market for our corn and soybeans and hope that brings higher grain prices as we close out 2018. Thank you to all who helped us get the 2018 crop out, we couldn't have done it without you and the long hours you put in.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR from those of us at Johnson Family Farms !!!

Harvesting the last 65 acres in the snow on our Williamsville farm.

Chiseling corn stalks under in the snow.