Michigan farmers need more time to harvest

Michigan farmers still have corn left to be harvested as more winterlike weather moves in.

In the last crop report of the year, USDA says corn is now 79 percent harvested, behind last year and the five-year average. Soybeans were also behind the normal pace at 96 percent harvested. 

Winter wheat acres for next year are expected to be down from last year with 93 percent emerged and the crop rated 49 percent good to excellent.

  • I just finished soybean harvest last week Thursday only because freezing temperatures the previous days. Since then we’ve had more rain (over an inch) so the ground has thawed and corn harvest is at a standstill. Many corn fields are still standing in the area due to very wet soil..
    We need a good freeze to get back in the field. Many fields here have ruts from soybean harvest and a lot of us don’t need any more which make additional field work in the Spring. So we wait.

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