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Schemper Harvesting Tag

Southwest Oklahoma – I had thoughts of going on harvest and cutting wheat right away when we arrived May 25. We waited around for several days before we got to start cutting. We definitely didn't come here to sit, we came to work but there's...

Southwest Oklahoma–We arrived at our first harvest stop on May 25. The wheat was still a little green and the forecast not so hot. We took the time to attend the US Custom Harvesters, Inc. safety meeting in Wichita Falls, Texas. It was a very...

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...

North central South Dakota—Hello from the Dakotas! I was out in Montana for a few weeks and kept busy there harvesting winter wheat. We could’ve and would’ve stayed in Montana longer but had spring wheat to cut in South Dakota and had another deal going...

Western Kansas—The month of June is over and we’re on to July already and I've got my blue header on again. I have dreamed of having 100-bushel wheat to harvest again this year but when I got out west on June 29 I quickly noticed...

North Dakota–The entire month of August has felt like fall up here in the Dakotas. For harvesters, this takes a lot of patience as it causes us opportunity lost for income and puts us behind schedule. We need heat, wind and sunshine to cut lots...

South Dakota–The month of August has been awfully cool. What we need to make harvest progress is heat, sunshine and wind and it seems we can’t get much of any of them.  It is frustrating.  All harvesters up north are dealing with these cooler temperatures...

Western Nebraska –We are caught back up to the harvest. We are cutting wheat near Sidney and there are fields of green wheat yet and the fields we’re cutting are dry but the draws are a little bit green.  It blends well though on a...

Western Kansas –We finished up in western Kansas mid-July and had a good run there this year.  The wheat that we harvested yielded well and overall it was a tremendous crop.  It was the most beautiful wheat I’ve ever harvested. I was expecting the wheat to...