17 Jul An update from the crew with Mark
Stoneham, Colorado, and Sidney, Nebraska—The crew with Mark is currently working in the two locations listed. It has been a very busy few days. Mark reported that while he was in Colorado, he was seeing yields in the 25- to 65-bushel-per-acre range. There was some freeze and rust damage. The conditions were right in the last several days for harvest to move quickly north. Mark moved two combines to the Sidney, Nebraska, area to get started there. Pieter G. is currently manning a combine near Stoneham, Colorado.
I spoke with Mark on Thursday, and he said the first field in Nebraska went in the high 40s (bushels per acre). They are battling weather now with evening showers. He said they just got back to the camper to wait a little longer because the sample was a tick too wet at 13.8 percent moisture. They’re now going to wait until 5 to go check again, but Mark reported it has clouded back up and is cool. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that they can roll at 5!
Jill Tustin sent the photos above into me this weekend from the Fleming, Colorado area. I sure have appreciated all those willing to send pictures in this season!
The photos above were sent in from Mark while he was in Colorado.
A photo Mark sent in from the Sidney, Nebraska, area. More rain clouds! I guess that’s a good thing for those with fall crops!
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