Machinery Chatter
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Nov 1, 2012 02:35 PM CDT

The 2012 harvest on my family's farm in eastern Nebraska is done and, as in many locations across the Corn Belt, yields were well below recent years. There was just too much heat and dryness (50-some days of no moisture from mid-June to mid-August) for the crops to handle this growing season.

Of course, this was not a major surprise as we started harvest. I had a pretty good idea yields were not going to be very good when our sweet corn yielded ears, but very few kernels, at midsummer. This was the first time I can ever remember our ...

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