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Early harvest in the offing PDF Print E-mail

 

 

With temperatures dropping and prices rising, farmers are eager for the start of an early corn harvest, which will most likely begin within a week. Feedlots have been accepting high moisture corn for a few weeks and now farmers are ready to get the rest of their crop picked. Due to a warm spring and dry, mild winter, crops were planted earlier. The summer’s heat matured crops faster, causing harvest to approach quickly. According to the USDA, more than half of the irrigated corn is in excellent or good condition. (Photo by Jan Rahn)