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Shelbourne Reynolds

Grafton, North Dakota–Whenever there's any lull in conversation at a family gathering, you can bet a harvest story is brewing out of one of us. They are our go-to. We've always said we should have written a book so I suppose these blogs are the...

Northeast Colorado: As conditions allowed, we started funneling equipment into Colorado while some of us finished up in Kansas. The wet conditions have gradually turned off though. There were a few showers, as one expects on the Front Range, in the summer. The crew was...

Western Kansas: All the crews were cutting and that was a beautiful thing after all the weather delays. At this point, stress levels were increasing rapidly. Jobs further north were very close to ready with the hot, dry weather in that region. We still had many...

Southwestern North Dakota–Everything is good here. They’ve got a good crop for us to cut this year. It looks like 40-bushel wheat and the forecast is hot and dry. I just got to southwestern North Dakota after four days of traveling up from western Kansas....

Southeastern Colorado: There was a Ken Burns documentary on the Dust Bowl on PBS a few years back. They described this part of the world as “no man’s land.” It is a sparsely populated part of the country where only the toughest survive. Extreme weather...

Western Kansas–I’ve been here in western Kansas for almost a month and am the last cutter in town but that is OK because we have been staying busy in the fields. We ended up staying in western Kansas with two combines while the rest of...

Western Kansas–Harvest has been full blast for weeks now and we have been staying very busy.  All eight of Schemper Harvesting's combines are out here in western Kansas and we are certainly working the days away. The dry land wheat has been yielding in the...

Holdrege, Nebraska—Hello from Holdrege, Nebraska. I am Janel Schemper and have been a custom harvester all of my life. I have been running combine full-time since I was thirteen years old. I’ve been chasing my combine career forever. Each year I harvest winter wheat, spring...