As some producers are taking advantage of the sunny skies, others have already wrapped up their harvest.

"We had great harvest weather before all this wet weather," shared Mark Neuman, who farms in the Carlyle area. "We didn't get a lot seeded this spring, I waited until we got some rain to start seeding. By the time it started raining, it never quit. So we didn't get a lot seeded and we got it off in good shape in early Septemeber."

However, he was one of the fortunate few so he and his son recently traveled to Alberta to help out some friends finish their harvest. 

"They were behind quite a bit so we were able to give them five solid days of help and they were greatly appreciative for our help. There seems to be a fair amount of crop out but with all the extra good weather, our producers I think, are catching up fast."

"A lot of the earlier stuff was taken off tough so there are a lot of producers dealing with tough, damp grain. Now that we've got decent harvest weather, there's a lot of grain finally coming in dry. That will alleviate some pressure because not all producers have aeration bins."

But he knows that time is running out. 

"Certainly with the stall in the harvest, the later we get into October, the days are shorter. But it's been amazing harvest weather. Combines have been able to, at least where we were helping, we able to get started by around 10 AM and there were lots of nights we went well past midnight."

According to the latest crop report, the southeast has 89% of the harvest in the bin. 

 

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