27 May Jada: Harvesting High
Hoffman Harvesting continues to harvest in the Kiowa, Kan area. The past couple of days our machines have been humming along without any problems. The wheat we have cut to the West had an average of 40 bu. /ac. Pretty good for up to half of the farmer’s crop receiving hail. Test weights ranged from 60- 61. We just moved to the North and have been cutting wheat yielding in the 60’s with a test weight at 64. We don’t remember cutting wheat with this high of a test weight. It’s a beautiful crop. The weather has been windy (25-35 mph) and hot with temperatures in the mid- to high- 90’s. That paired with the high humidity has made for miserably hot days, but great harvest weather.
Strong winds make the dust loom in the air as we cut.
A close-up of James working in his mobile office.
Callum cuts away as a truck arrives from the elevator.
It isn’t uncommon to see oil pumps in the field in this country.
All Aboard Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and Syngenta. Jada Bulgin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.