field report michigan

Name: S. Pixley

Location (City, State): Tecumseh, Michigan

How many acres are you farming?: 1001-2500 

Crops/Animals raised: corn, wheat, soybeans 

What is the current weather and how has the weather been?  Hasn't rained over .5 in 8 weeks and not all at the same time either, the weather maps show it raining so looks like we are getting rain, but no go, nothing !!!  Most of the early corn planted April 15 - 30 is junk,  crop insurance has already said will probably zero it out !!! Almost as bad as 1988 - Oh but it can't be the reports say 72 % good to excellent.  Guess we don't count in Michigan.

What is the current status of crops/livestock?  Ready to disk it down. 

What is your outlook for the upcoming weeks?: No rain in sight.

Any advice for anyone else in your area dealing with similar conditions?: Pray and buy irrigation.

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