South Central Nebraska—Fall harvest is clearly in full swing. It's been go time for a few weeks now. Hot days, warm nights and dry weather has let us go. It's Oct. 2 and we are having highs in the 90s and lots of wind.


South central Nebraska—I have a feeling fall harvest is going to go by quickly. We started cutting soybeans Sept. 18, cut for three days then had four days out of the field due to wet conditions. However, our forecast is now sunny and clear. A little rain break was okay because the soybeans were just borderline ready anyways. They have now ripened up more.



We got back in the field Sept. 25. The soybeans are yielding anywhere from 68 to 83 bushels per acre so far. I think the late summer heat hurt the soybean yields. They are not quite as


South Central Nebraska—Another fall harvest has arrived and here we go again. We just traveled back to Nebraska two days ago and are already in the field cutting soybeans. It's Sept. 18 and the weather is hot, dry and breezy. That ripens soybeans quicker.



The irrigated soybeans typically yield in the 70s and 80s. So far the dryland has been light due to the summer heat and drought. The irrigated is showing around 80 bushels per acre.



It feels good to be back in Nebraska. I'm ready to get fall harvest moving along. I'll cut soybeans first then pick corn. We have


South Central Nebraska—We just finished up in southwestern North Dakota a few days ago. We were staying very busy cutting spring wheat and canola. The canola crop was huge this year. I was calling it monster canola because is was a huge crop that was slow and tough going. It was shoulder- to chin-high on me. It was making 2,400 to 2,900 pounds per acre.



We had good weather overall while we were in North Dakota. It was mostly warm and sunny. We had a few mornings with a heavy dew which slowed us up but sun and wind always helps


One word to describe wheat harvest 2023 would be delayed. We were delayed by wet weather in Oklahoma and Kansas. I've been to five harvest stops this summer and it has rained everywhere we went. We were down south much longer than usual due to the weather conditions. We were still cutting wheat in western Nebraska the first week of August. That's late and unusual.



The north country has been very busy especially for our crew that went to Montana. The yields were excellent and conditions good so they were busier than ever while they were there cutting winter wheat, spring


Southwestern North Dakota—We've been on the road for three months harvesting wheat. It's now Aug. 14 and in another month or less we'll be done with wheat and then fall crops will be next. However, I enjoy being here. When you drive through North Dakota you'll see wheat fields stretching as far as you can see. The nation's leading producer of spring wheat and durum is North Dakota. There's lots of big wheat fields and they are very pretty at this time of year.



Harvest is just beginning here. The winter wheat was a 30-bushel crop. The spring wheat has


Southwestern North Dakota - It's now August 8 and we just arrived up north. We had a good trip. It was cloudy and 70 degrees so that was great for traveling conditions. I'm glad to be here. It's such pretty country up here and North Dakota is my very favorite on wheat harvest.



The winter wheat looks like a 30 bushel crop. The spring wheat looks better. The canola looks great. We came all the way up from western Nebraska. The wheat yielded good there. We stayed busy until the forecast changed. It's been cool and raining off and on for