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Jordan, Montana - Ugh!!!! That's what I get! I was trying to hurry and get this done so I could take a shower and go to bed. I deleted pictures and I can't retrieve them.  I had some really good ones that I was so excited to share.

So...here's what you get. You'll just have to believe me when I say the ones I "threw away" were darn good. Dang it!

Z Crew Just look how beautiful my mobile garden is right now! The water in Jordan isn't good for humans...or flowers. I have a

Great Falls, Montana – Our crew out in Montana has been staying quite busy. They’ve been there nearly a month and have finished winter wheat.  They have been cutting lentils, durum wheat and spring wheat.  They have reported good yields and the weather has been hot and dry.  The wheat has been yielding over 60 bushels per acre.  The moisture is down to 8% and the fields are dry and dusty.  The protein is 14.5% and the test weight 61 pounds.

The lentils they harvested averaged 35 bushels per acre. They have spring wheat to cut

Grand Forks, North Dakota – We arrived at our last harvest stop here in North Dakota earlier than ever. There is a drought going on here and the farmers are praying for rain especially for their soybeans.  There are lots of fields of soybeans and some look good but some are looking short and very dry.  We’ve been cutting spring wheat and will eventually harvest canola too.  The weather has been hot and dry which is good for harvest progress but we are expecting highs in the 70s for a few days.  We've had several consecutive

Onida, South Dakota - Spring wheat progress has been slow in much of central South Dakota, hampered by unusually cool, cloudy days that just haven't pushed the green spring wheat along nearly as fast as we hoped.  We find a field or two ready to harvest, and as soon as it is cut we play the waiting game again.  I guess this is the perfect example of when "green means stop, not go".  Click on the video below and I'll show you the problem first hand...


Since there hasn't been much harvesting action to share with you I

South Central Montana: Harvest continues out here in south central Montana. As mentioned in a previous post, we are hauling into onsite bins. Therefore, protein and test weights aren’t available. Yield ranges have been in the 70s. These are dryland acres.

I thought it was time the truckers got a little post. Usually the combines, tractors and grain carts get a lot of attention, because they’re physically harvesting the wheat. Trucks have the a very important role, too, of transporting the grain to a storage facility. For those readers not as familiar with the process, our drivers need a CDL

Jordan, Montana - We are done cutting winter wheat for 2018. But...we're still cutting wheat. So, what's the difference between the two crops? They look exactly the same - in the field and in the bin.

Z Crew Sometimes these large fields can seem overwhelming. And then they just become several smaller fields within a large field and it doesn't seem quite so bad.



Z Crew The picture doesn't do the depth of this "canyon" any justice. It was really quite impressive!



Winter wheat is planted in the fall and harvest begins in early spring and moves northward through the summer

Lindsey Orgain

Orgain Harvesting

Lindsey Orgain is somewhat new to the harvest trail.
She and her husband, Jason, have Orgain Harvesting in Cheyenne, Oklahoma.
It is the 11th season in the business, but it was in 2014, two years after she married Jason, that Lindsey decided to quit her job and come aboard full-time for the annual harvest journey.

Brian Jones

Jones Harvesting

For 35 years, Jones Harvesting, based near Greenfield, Iowa, has made an annual trek from Oklahoma to North Dakota, harvesting golden fields of wheat for farmers who have become like family to the Jones family.

Tracy Zeorian

Z-Crew

Tracy Zeorian has followed the ripening trail of wheat since she was 12 years old.

Zeorian’s grandparents, Elvin and Pauline Hancock, had been making the annual harvest run from Texas to Montana since 1951.

Janel Schemper

Schemper Harvesting

Janel Schemper was 6 months old when she made her first harvest journey.
“Harvest for me is a way of life,” the third-generation custom cutter said.
Schemper Harvesting, based in Holdrege, Nebraska, goes back more than a half-century, started by her grandfather.

Laura Haffner

High Plains Harvesting

For Laura Haffner, there is not a better way to see the Great Plains.

She and her husband, Ryan, have High Plains Harvesting based in Park, Kansas. The couple, along with their two young children and a crew of about a dozen, travel from Texas to the Canadian border to harvest wheat, canola and peas.