Iroquois County

On Monday, Aug. 8, our farms received a range of 0.2 to 1.7 in. of rain. Local corn development is anywhere from R2 (blister stage) up to R4 (dough stage). Most soybean fields range from R3, or beginning pod growth, up to R5, or beginning seed growth.

The local closing bids for Aug. 11 were $7.17 for nearby corn, $6.93 for new-crop corn, $13.24 for nearby soybeans and $13 for new-crop soybeans.

This week we attended the 39th Exposition in Rondonopolis, Brazil. It is equivalent to our county fair. The boys enjoyed walking through the livestock barns, climbing on the farm and construction equipment and riding the carnival rides.