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Kimberly Neumiller

 

My name is Kimberly Neumiller from Neumiller Harvesting. I grew up in the small town of Fessenden, North Dakota, which is 25 miles from where I live now. My husband, Mychal, and I along with our two kids, Bentley and Payzlee, live near Bowdon, North Dakota.

 

Neumiller Harvesting is a family-owned operation that started in 1984 with Roger Neumiller combining for people around home and continued when his sons were old enough. Mychal and his cousin were the first ones to take the journey south in 2004 with one combine. That is when Neumiller Harvesting was created.

 

As the years went on Neumiller Harvesting added a few more machines and more employees. Today, Roger, Mychal, Cole, and Logan, along with their families, start the harvest journey in Texas with 10 Case combines, three Haul Master grain carts, and 15 semis. We are usually split up with machines running in four different areas. Our run continues through Oklahoma to Kansas, over to Colorado, then up through Nebraska and back to North Dakota.

 

We harvest spring wheat, winter wheat, canola, and durum in the summer and soybeans and corn in the fall. In the past years we have also done lentils, chick peas, and barley. Our fall harvest stays in North Dakota and we usually add a few more employees, another combine, and a grain cart. So, in total we will have 11 Case combines and four Haul Master grain carts running during fall harvest. In addition to the family, we will have about 20 employees. I am always treating them as one of my own because I know what it is like to be away from your family.

 

We are so grateful for all of our employees; some have been with us for six years and some employees will stay during the winter months to help in the shop or truck.

 

This year we finished our harvest earlier then we would have like but today I am thankful we are done and the majority of our stuff is cleaned up and put away. The weather here in North Dakota has started to turn from nice to not so nice. I know it’s that time of the year that we will start seeing colder temperatures and snow, but I will never be prepared for it. As I am writing this the clouds are getting darker and the wind is picking up with snow on the horizon. There is a chance for snow

We have finished our soybean harvest, jumped right into corn harvest, and have finished that as well.
Logan's crew finished corn in Westhope and moved those two to Donnybrook so when the corn was ready, Mychal could go up and start on the 1,200 acres without having to haul equipment back up. Mychal got started on the corn on a Thursday had a small rain and snow day and was pulling equipment back into our shop yard nine days later.
While Mychal and Cole were doing corn in Donnybrook, Logan and Roger were picking corn for a neighbor and then started on

In a few days we can say we are completely done with our soybean harvest here in North Dakota. The nice weather here has made our fall harvest move right along. The past week we have had equipment move all around North Dakota to finish up bean harvest and get ready for corn.



We finished soybeans in Donnybrook on Oct. 9 and moved one of the machines home to start on beans for a few farmers around the Fessenden area and moved two to Jamestown to do beans there. Beans have been averaging anywhere from 33 bushels an acre to 50

Where has September gone? Sitting for a month prior to our North Dakota harvest, it seemed like this month went by extremely fast, which is a good thing to be busy again.
We finally have ten of the eleven combines cutting soybeans here in North Dakota. We pulled two combines out of Donnybrook along with Logan, Danica and a few employees and took them to Westhope to join up with the other three that got started on beans a week prior to the rest. While Mychal and his crew started cutting beans in Donnybrook, Cole’s crew was still cutting wheat because

As the weather and the leaves are changing, so are the soybeans and corn. Looking back on last years harvest, we were in the midst of bean harvest and this year we have just started one farmer’s soybeans. Since we got home in early August, we have seen minimal rain come through our area until the past two weeks. The rain and the late planting season have made summer harvest roll right into fall harvest. The fall crops have changed drastically the past few weeks and now the rush will begin.
Mychal and Logan have finished the durum in Donnybrook, North

I am so happy to have you all follow our fall harvest again this year. We finished our south run at the beginning of August and had about a month until we started here in North Dakota. As many of you have read from the other correspondents, the crops down south were not as great as we would have liked. Our jobs in Texas were zeroed out due to drought so this year. We all started our run in Oklahoma. We sat in Oklahoma for 10 days before we got to start our harvest season due to rain. Even with

Our harvest journey has ended after 178 days. We finished up our corn last week and got everything moved into the shed until we start doing repairs on them. We have had quite the fall harvest this year. The way things started we thought we would for surely be done by mid-October but of course the weather played a huge role in making us go another month. In that time, we did get more acres because of the weather and farmers wanting to be done as well so it worked out for the best.



Our fall harvest started around the middle

The weather has once again defeated us from finishing our corn. As of now we only have 145 acres left and our season will be finished. Once we got done with the last of the beans, we put two of our machines on our own corn. We got the Neumiller brothers' corn done but fell short of finishing Roger’s.



Early last week we started on Roger’s corn and seen the forecast was once again not going to be in our favor. The guys were up around 7 a.m. and started moving trucks to the new field and got everything ready for

It has been a while since my last post and after a very long rain delay, we have been pretty busy around here.  After spending seventy-seven days in Westhope they finally made the journey home. Once they got home, they had a couple days to recoup before it got hectic.



It rained on and off for over two weeks around home so that put a little damper on our combining. Once it finally cleared up, we have been going pretty steady for a while. The ladies and I brought campers into the shop and started cleaning them up and winterizing them

We all finally got going after a little over a week-long delay. The fields are a little muddy but we have gotten use to that in years past. The two combines that were in Esmond, North Dakota, finished and moved home. We stopped at a neighbor’s field and cut 50 acres for him since he was on our way home.

There is one combine left in the Jamestown area cutting beans and the other three that were there have finished their jobs. Two of them were brought home to run on the beans around here. We finally got to start again