Janel: Pretty country

Southwestern North Dakota – It’s now August 8 and we just arrived up north. We had a good trip. It was cloudy and 70 degrees so that was great for traveling conditions. I’m glad to be here. It’s such pretty country up here and North Dakota is my very favorite on wheat harvest.

The winter wheat looks like a 30 bushel crop. The spring wheat looks better. The canola looks great. We came all the way up from western Nebraska. The wheat yielded good there. We stayed busy until the forecast changed. It’s been cool and raining off and on for days. South Dakota has a poor spring wheat crop that’s super late so we didn’t get to cut there this year. It’s amazing how there can be such extremes year to year. Last year I cut 97 bushel spring wheat in South Dakota.

Our forecast is sunny with highs in the 80s. However, there’s slight chances of thunderstorms. I hope we can start cutting today or tomorrow. The six combines out in Montana have been staying very busy cutting high yielding winter wheat. They’ll soon start on spring wheat, durum and chickpeas. Their forecast is clear. Everyone good luck and please be safe.

Janel can be reached at janel@allaboardharvest.com.

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Cutting wheat in western Nebraska.
Cutting wheat in western Nebraska.
Rain clouds.
Cutting late at night.
More rain clouds to the west.
Cutting wheat in western Nebraska. A cloudy day.
Uh oh. Another thunderstorm on the way.
We’ll cut til it rains.
That rain looks awfully close.
The corn loves the rain but not the wheat harvester!
Rain getting closer. We did get rained out.
It’s time to wash my s780.
Looks pretty nice all shined up.
On the road again!
Moving north on a cool cloudy day.
The badlands of South Dakota.
Stopped for lunch in Daisy Duke’s hometown.
Welcome to North Dakota.
Ready to go to the field.
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