In looking back over a lifetime of managing farms for Halderman Farm Management Services, this is undoubtedly the "year from hell" for all the farms that have had 2-5 times our normal June rainfall. Obviously good drainage pays, but also total good farming practices also pay, as even those wetter farms that have been properly cared for have much better crops than those farms managed improperly. This year brings to the fore the rewards of timely farming, good drainage, good fertility, and good farming practices.
Since we don't know what Mother Nature will deal us for the rest of the year, we can most likely expect some unusual and perhaps unpleasant endings to this crop year. As Howard Halderman, the founder of Halderman Farm Management Services use to say, as he waved his forearm level to the ground "what's fair". One needs to anticipate that we will have to make some unanticipated adjustments in regards to agreements between farm owners and farm operators. This will require keeping in mind Howard Halderman's admonition of "what's fair", as we reconcile all the factors in finishing up this crop year.
Continuity is one of the key components of a successful farming operation, and we will need to be considerate of all parties as we go forward into 2016, with this unusual crop year behind us.