21 Jun Clark crew splits
Guest blogger Scott Clark has checked in again to report on harvest progress. Scott reports that harvest is back in full swing for the crew of Clark Farms Harvesting, and they hope to be moving into Kansas in the coming week.
Service rigs, semis, and harvest workers lined the streets of small towns in northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas. Recent rain has kept harvesters out of the fields, and sitting idle for most of the week. Cutters began to grow restless, but the combines finally fired up again in both Kiowa, Kan., and Enid, Okla. Test weights were three to four pounds lower than they were prior to the rainfall. In most areas the ground is moist, but holding, with wet terrace channels and several mudholes.
Once back in the field, the Clark crew in Kiowa cut about 200 acres Thursday with two machines. The crew in Enid finished their final 300 acres on Friday. The next stop was about 50 miles north, near Capron, Okla. The crews were about 10 to 20 miles apart this weekend, and into this week. It should be easier to shuffle equipment, and man power, back and forth where necessary.
The weather forecast this looks good for harvest with hot and windy days expected.
A week of harvesting and the crew should be finished up in the area and be ready to move to northwest Kansas. Some wheat has been cut around Scott City and Tribune, Kan., but most will begin harvesting around June 24in that area.
The machines were all together for a short time before going their seperate ways.
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