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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...

Please welcome, to the AAWH blog, Farris Brothers Inc., a custom harvesting firm from Edson, Kansas. The crew harvests from southern Oklahoma to northern Montana each summer before returning home for fall harvest. I recently caught up with Rick at a field on the corner of...

Northern Texas: The wheat finally dried down enough for us to cut a whopping two truckloads Sunday evening before the rain started again that night. I suppose on the positive side, two truckloads is better than no truckloads, which is what the stats sheet had...

Northern Texas: Rain, unusually cool temperatures, overcast skies and puffy clouds have continued their unwelcome stay down south. Very little cutting is happening from custom harvesters and farmers alike. Normally, when I’m running up and down the highways, I see machines rolling, dust clouds rising...

Western Kansas: Little Man and Lady A were so excited to see their dad when we pulled into the field that Friday. It had been exactly 5 weeks and 6 days since they had seen him which is a new record. Nothing takes the place...

Each trip with a happy ending is a blessing and I’m happy to report our North Dakota crew made it back to headquarters safely. As previously discussed, the yields were strong in North Dakota this year. That is something to celebrate. However, weather and green crop...