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Rock County farmers wrap-up soybean harvest

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Ron Fick combines soybeans Thursday afternoon, Oct. 6, east of Hardwick. Harvest in the state is closing in on the five-year completion average, just one day behind, according to the Oct. 3 state crop report. Corn harvest is two days behind the five-year average. Both corn and soybean prices rose significantly throughout the current growing season and have remained quite strong during harvest. This has improved the overall profitability projections for most Upper Midwest grain producers for 2022. As such, many producers have had some difficulty making grain marketing decisions for the 2022 corn and soybean crops, according to farm management anaylst Ken Thiesse. In his weekly Focus on Ag column, Thiesse parses out some of these pricing decisions in light of the current market conditions.

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