The latest USDA report says the soybean harvest is 21% done nationally, compared to the 16% average for this date.
In Nebraska, 13% of soybeans have been harvested, in line with the normal pace.
Mike Hingst farms near Allen and says his beans are ten days from being ready, but he’s expecting better yields than last year.
“I’m hoping for 60, 65,” Hingst says. “We bounced off 60 last year and I think they look better than they did last year and the weather was definitely better.”
Corn harvest in Nebraska slowed a bit with rain last week and sits at 10% harvested, which is 6% behind average. Hingst is optimistic about a record yield on his corn this year due to mild pollination weather and lots of rain.
“The corn’s looking awesome,” he says. “I’m anxious to get out there and see what it is. I’ve been out there counting kernals all late summer long so it’ll be fun to get out there and just see what’s out there.”
Hingst says the corn could go over 200 bushels an acre this fall.
By Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton