Dry Hot Days in August
Trent Brandenburg believes the last two weeks of no rain “took the top off” what had looked like bin-busting yields of both corn and soybeans. “We really needed a good rain two weeks ago,” he continued. Trent doesn’t see a rain event now making much difference, perhaps some improvement in soybean pod fill for later-planted fields.
Trent expects good yields for both his corn and soybean plantings, but the depressed market prices of recent years mean that the revenue netted from the 2020 crop will require careful marketing to maximize the return. The old saying still holds: “It’s not how many bushels you got per acre, but how much money did you take to the bank.”