11 Jul Brian: Weather Forces Us (Again!) To Make Hard Choices
Onida, South Dakota – Make sure you watch the above video for a summary of last weeks activities.
A quick synopsis: With SW Kansas finally finished we intended to move up to Big Springs, Nebraska for our next job. However, in another weather-related twist to the 2018 harvest, the worst case scenario of two states ready for harvest simultaneously has become a reality. So in an agonizing decision we have made arrangements to skip our Nebraska job and move 600+ miles to Onida, South Dakota.
It’s disheartening, a little tough on morale and negatively affects the financial bottom line for countless crews that face the same dilemma…how to be in two places at once. We hope to begin harvesting this weekend, despite a large hail storm that pummeled the area shortly before the 4th of July. Scroll down below and take a look at the photos documenting our cleaning, loading and moving of equipment from Kansas to South Dakota. And be sure to check out my upcoming blog where I’ll show you the devastating crop destruction from the hail storm…you won’t believe some of the aftermath photos I have to share with you. Be sure to leave any questions or comments you have. The crew would love to hear from you!
All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and John Deere. Brian can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.