A difficult growing season presented many farmers with challenges they haven’t seen in over 20 years. For Hancock County farmer Ronnie Mohr – depending on where you are – harvest is better – and worse than expected. “It seems like the further south we went, the further damage we’d see from this year’s drought,” he says. “By the time you get south of I-70 yields really drop off. Farmers in southern Hancock County and on south really took it on the chin this year.”
Variability has been widely used to describe yields this year. Mohr agreed.
“We’ve seen anything from 60 to 115, in the whole field,” he says. “That’s dry corn.” Mohr says in the same area you’ll see yields fluctuate between 0 and 200.
He tells Brownfield they haven’t started soybeans yet – but are hoping the late rains add some additional yield.