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Janel: Montana aka Big Sky Country
Janel Schemper

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.
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4 Responses to Janel: Montana aka Big Sky Country
Janel Schemper

  1. 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….

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