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Janel: Montana Chickpeas

Janel: Montana Chickpeas

Great Falls, Montana – Our crew out in Montana is keeping busy cutting chickpeas and so far so good JC says.  The chickpeas are easy cutting and they are making harvest progress.  They are yielding in the 40s and they are dry.  They also had Canada fires heavy smoke in the air for several days.  Once they finish chickpeas they’ll cut barley.

The durum they cut yielded over 70 bushels per acre.  The spring wheat averaged about 65 bushels per acre and the best winter wheat they cut yielded 92 bushels per acre.  Montana must’ve had perfect rains and the right timing to have good crops this year.

Schemper HarvestingSchemper Harvesting cutting chickpeas in Montana.  Photo by USCHI Vice-President JC Schemper.

Schemper HarvestingSchemper Harvesting making lots of dust in Montana.  Cutting nearby the unloading destination is a plus!  Photo by JC Schemper.

Schemper HarvestingSchemper Harvesting cutting chickpeas in Montana.  Photo by JC Schemper.

Schemper HarvestingMy Uncle Lonny and Baylor Bee harvesting chickpeas in Montana.  Photo by JC Schemper.

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

1Comment
  • M. HESPEL Alain
    Posted at 06:16h, 30 August

    Nice to see you at work. I look at you from Lille in the north of France, it’s a real pleasure to look at you after more than 30 years of my life as a farmer son and as a wheat breeder before I want to help farmers in value afddd on their products. I must say, it’s not a success. But I love farmer’s work. Best regards