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Janel: Corn acres

South Central Nebraska—We have been very busy getting over corn acres and they are starting to disappear in this area. The weather has been sunny and warm with highs in the mid 80s. The corn is yielding over 250 bushels per acre. The test weights are 58 to 62 pounds per bushel. The moisture has been dry anywhere from 16% down to 12.5%.

One of the greatest things about harvesting here are the short hauls. The yields are high but the truck drivers can keep up because of the short distances to the elevators. It’s amazing how much grain the elevators can handle during busy harvest times too. We appreciate a quick unload time and trucks returning in time for another load.

Our forecast is changing. We’ve got a few more nice days but then later in the week there’s highs in only the 30s and 40s and slight chances of rain and frozen mix. Here we’ve got five combines picking corn and two combines cutting milo in Kansas.

Janel Schemper can be reached at janel@allaboardharvest.com.

Thank you to our 2023 All Aboard Fall Harvest sponsors: High Plains Journal, Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc., Pivot Bio, T-L Irrigation, ITC Holdings, Corp., Trail King, and U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc. 

Harvesting corn on Oct. 17.
My wheels in the field. I love John Deere green.
Such beautiful weather to get all this corn picked.
My early morning combine shadow.
Picking corn on Oct. 19.
Loading trucks.
Picking corn late at night.
I love corn harvest.
It was a hot 85 degree day on Oct. 20.
I was on supper break and let my dad run the combine a couple of rounds.
Done for the night.
The moon is quite the sight on a nice night.
I hauled a load of corn to the elevator early one morning.
My combine shadow on Oct. 21. I love this time of day.
Picking corn on Oct. 22.
Picking corn on Oct. 23. I love having nice corn to pick.
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