Farmer sees above average yields despite grain quality issues
Southern Ohio Farmer Greg Corcoran says he’s seeing grain quality issues in both corn and soybeans.
“The grain is not dried down to where we want to be,” he says. “We planted short-season early corn and it’s still holding a lot of moisture and we’re fighting soybeans that are still above 17 percent.”
Corcoran tells Brownfield his corn is at or above 25 percent moisture.
“Trying to dry 10-11 points out of the corn is taking a lot of inputs,” he says. “Propane is taking a lot more time and it’s hard on the equipment.”
He says yields are better than expected despite the challenges.
“We’re seeing some pretty high yields but on corn and soybeans,” he says. “We can’t complain about that but if we can find some better conditions to run in, I think I would be happier.”
Corcoran raises corn, soybeans, and popcorn in Ross, Pike, and Scioto counties.