Southwest Oklahoma—We have been busy cutting wheat that is yielding better than I ever expected. Luckily, this area caught the early rains. The wheat has been yielding 45 to 70 bushels per acre. The test weights have been 61.1 to 64.5 pounds per bushel. Smith Gold has been a spectacular variety.

It feels great to be in the combine cutting wheat and just getting after it. I love running the combine and taking care of business. I grew up in this business and absolutely love it when it's busy. We've been getting over some acres and getting the bushels hauled

Southwest Oklahoma—We have been busy cutting wheat everyday but the cotton showers almost every evening are slowing us up. Four out of the past six evenings we've caught a little rain. A cotton shower is a rain that occurs on one field and a mile away the sun is shining. It's a very frustrating situation for harvesters wanting to get wheat cut.

It's now June 7 and our customers up the road will be demanding we be there pretty soon. We've got to finish up here first. The wheat is 35 to 70 bushels per acre. The test weights have

On the road—We left home—Holdrege, Nebraska—early this morning. I am hauling my combine and header. Today is May 23 and I just checked the forecast for where we're going in southwest Oklahoma and it's not too good for 10 days. It looks like it'll be the usual June 1 start and will be awfully muddy.

Our luck has been down recently. We lost a combine on May 17 due to a horrible wreck. I've never seen anything like it and don't understand it. It's always been amazing to me how drivers slow down or even pull off the road when

Holdrege, Nebraska—Hello again for the 7th year in a row. I’m Janel Schemper and I am a third-generation custom harvester from Holdrege, Nebraska. This is my 42nd wheat harvest. I’ve been going on harvest my entire life and have been an All Aboard Wheat Harvest correspondent since 2017. My grandpa was a first-generation custom harvester. My dad and brothers are second- and third-generation harvesters. We’ll start our harvest run in southwest Oklahoma in May and work our way north during the summer months. We finish the wheat harvest up in North Dakota in mid-September. Our fall harvest takes place in