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Winding up the harvest

Those custom cutters are pretty much done with this year’s harvest from what I can ascertain. I heard about one crew that had gotten everything cleaned up and then got a call from a fellow who wanted another quarter section of canola harvested, so this means that they will have to re-clean all their equipment. Isn’t this the way of life! As I write this blog, I hear that one fellow moved back across the border on Wednesday and is on his way back home to eastern Oklahoma where he has a job waiting for him harvesting soybeans. Wheat in September, soybeans in October I guess. Texas reported 4 inches of rain last Saturday and Oklahoma and Kansas had around 2. An Oklahoma producer has decided to hold off on selling his cattle herd, as recent rains have breathed life into his newly seeded winter wheat, which he intends to use as fall pastures for his livestock. He has decided to seed a little more winter wheat and is up to 600 acres planted. That will help make a lot of bread of beer. Put me down for a Samuel Adams Octoberfest! Some folks down in Colorado have harvested 350 of their 5,000 acres of dry land corn. Last week they had a hard windstorm that knocked whole ears of corn off the stalks and as I write my blog, they’re wondering how to salvage them. They figure the corn was averaging about 40 bushels to the acre (dry land). I should point out that they seeded on 60 inch rows. The more I learn about agriculture, the more I realize just how challenging it really is. I welcome the opportunity to hear from all our farmer and rancher friends. I’ll see you out in the south 40!

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