Northern Wisconsin farmer pleased with beans, waiting for corn
A northern Wisconsin farmer is very pleased with this year’s soybean crop, but it’s too soon to evaluate his corn. Ben Augustine farms near Sheldon. He tells Brownfield, “Beans up in my area did fairly decent this year so I had some pretty good yields in a lot of fields, and some fields, well, so-so. It depends on the planting date and whether they got hit with white mold or not.”
Augustine says he had less white mold trouble this year, and yields were above average with most fields in the mid-50-bushel-per-acre range and one 100-acre field topping 70 bushels.
Augustine says he hasn’t started combining his corn yet. “I checked mine about twelve days ago and it was still 35% yet roughly, so I’m waiting for it to come down some more.”
Augustine anticipates starting his corn harvest this weekend, but for now, he’s hauling corn to the cooperative for his neighbors who started harvesting last weekend.