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Janel: Montana aka Big Sky Country

Janel: Montana aka Big Sky Country

Fort Benton, Montana – Last year 25 percent of our crew went to Montana.  This year 75 percent of our crew went to Montana to harvest winter wheat, spring wheat, chick peas and lentils. They have been there for about ten days and have been harvesting full blast nearly every day.

The winter wheat has been averaging over 60 bushels an acre, 62 pounds and 13-14 percent protein.  Sounds good to me!  It took the crew three days to get all of the equipment from Western Nebraska up to Montana, so I hope they have the best of luck there and continue getting in some big days of harvesting!

They have a clear forecast in the Fort Benton area and will be busy for a few more weeks. I’ll report more soon. They have sent me a few pictures and it all looks just as beautiful as ever. Montana is “Big Sky Country” and the pictures demonstrate just that! 

 

Schemper 2017 - Montana Wheat Harvest

Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat near Fort Benton, Montana.  (Photo by Jordan)

Schemper 2017 - Montana Wheat Harvest

Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat near Fort Benton, Montana.  (Photo by Jordan)

Schemper 2017 - Montana Wheat Harvest

Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat near Fort Benton, Montana.  (Photo by Jordan)

Schemper 2017 - Montana Wheat Harvest

Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat near Fort Benton, Montana.  (Photo by Jordan)

Schemper 2017 - Montana Wheat Harvest

Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat near Fort Benton, Montana.  (Photo by Jordan)

Schemper 2017 - Montana Wheat Harvest

Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat near Fort Benton, Montana.  (Photo by Jordan)

Schemper 2017 - Montana Wheat Harvest

Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat near Fort Benton, Montana.  (Photo by Jared Schemper)

Schemper 2017 - Montana Wheat Harvest

Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat near Fort Benton, Montana.  (Photo by Jared Schemper)

Schemper 2017 - Montana Wheat Harvest

It’s quite a few miles up to Montana.  It took three days to get there from Western Nebraska.  (Photo by Jared Schemper)

Schemper 2017 - Montana Wheat Harvest

It’s quite a few miles up to Montana.  It took three days to get there from Western Nebraska.  (Photo by Jared Schemper)

Schemper 2017 - Montana Wheat Harvest

Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat near Fort Benton, Montana.  (Photo by JC Schemper)


All Aboard Wheat Harvestis sponsored by High Plains Journal and John Deere. Janel Schemper can be reached at janel@allaboardharvest.com.

4 Comments
  • Keith
    Posted at 14:28h, 29 July

    Silly question but do any of your trucks have automatic transmissions or are they all manual?

    • Janel Schemper
      Posted at 10:48h, 01 August

      We have a few that are automatic but I’ve never driven one of them (yet)! The ones I drive are manual. Great question Keith! Thanks! janel

  • David Dobbs
    Posted at 11:58h, 06 August

    Hi Janel, Great photos ! I’ve been on line off and on checking wheat harvest progress, looks to be going well .i grew up on a grain and livestock farm. I live very close to Champaign IL.i greatly enjoyed reading your posting. Best wishes David….

    • Janel Schemper
      Posted at 20:39h, 11 August

      Thank you David Dobbs! I really appreciate your message! Thanks! -janel