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!
All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and John Deere. Janel Schemper can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.