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Janel: Another full week of cutting wheat

Southwestern North Dakota—The weather has been hot and dry and we’ve been staying busy cutting wheat. The spring wheat has been yielding 45 to 65 bushels per acre. The test weights have been 60 to 62 pounds per bushel and the protein 15%. Overall, it’s a nice spring wheat crop to cut.

Our forecast continues to be sunny and clear with highs in the 70s and 80s. We’ll be done with spring wheat here soon. Next, we will cut canola. The canola looks like a huge crop this year.

Our six combines out in Montana have had no breaks. They’ve been cutting continuously for several weeks. They’ve cut winter wheat making 90 to 100 bushels, spring wheat making 50 bushels, durum making 70 bushels, and chickpeas making 30-plus bushels. There’s ground piles of grain all over. There’s around 30% crop left in Montana to be harvested. Plenty of rain in June made for great quality crops. They had an amazing growing season.

We’ll go one more stop north from here. The durum looks like a 50 bushel crop and the canola 2000 pounds per acre. Schemper Harvesting will be there soon. Good luck everyone finishing up wheat harvest 2023.

Janel can be reached at janel@allaboardharvest.com.

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I love cutting wheat. This is nice wheat to harvest.
Such pretty fields to cut.
A few hills in the fields.
This is a half section of wheat.
I love cutting wheat.
I love this time of the day.
A beautiful sunset on August 15.
I love this time of day. It’s so pretty.
Cutting late.
Another beautiful sunset on August 16.
A unique sunset color.
Cutting late again. I love it.
Another pretty sunset on August 17.
Cutting late again. This is great.
I love the scenery in North Dakota.
A beautiful spring wheat crop to cut.
Cutting spring wheat. The field on the right is durum.
Another beautiful sunset on August 18.
Such a pretty sunset August 18.
Cutting wheat on August 19.
Antelope. (Photo by Carlene Schemper.)
More antelopes. (Photo by Carlene Schemper.)
Cutting chickpeas in Montana. (Photo by JC Schemper.)
Unloading chickpeas in Montana. No grain carts are used for this crop. Air reels are used on the headers. (Photo by JC Schemper.)
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