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How do you harvest sorghum?

How do you harvest sorghum is a commonly asked question since the seed heads are at the top of the plant.   As you can see, we are able to use our bean head attached to the combine to get

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Harvest Complete

Saturday afternoon the combine finished harvesting corn, sorghum, and the final small pond of beans.  Three crops in one day!  We are so proud of our team for all of their hard work and dedication. As the weather turns colder

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One Week to Go!

With a week or less of corn harvest remaining we are grateful that the weather has been holding and we have been able to move through the fields as quickly as a 200+ bu harvest allows. Following right behind is

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Film Crew Makes Farming Look Fun

A film crew has been making farming interesting at LongView Farms this weekend.  They have been capturing the harvest action up close and personal. No, that is not a speck of dust above the combine…it is a camera shooting pictures

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CORN … Finally!

We began harvesting corn on October 16 and it has been stop and start ever since then.  The moisture in the corn has been slowly dropping below 20%, but the corn still needs to go into a dryer bin before

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Rain Delays Final Bean Harvest

On Monday we received over 2″ of rain!  That is enough to pull us out of the field for a few days.  Our commercial beans are out and in the bins, but there are a couple of seed bean fields

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Harvest on Hold

Nearly an inch of rain, a day of fog, and more rain on the radar has put harvest on hold.  It is a good time to bring the combine and bean heads in the shed for some fine-tuning.  We will

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Bean Harvest Underway

Last Friday we FINALLY started bean harvest after a surprise rain delay where we received nearly 1/2″ of rain.  With the combines running all weekend it is finally starting to look and feel like fall around here!

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Tillage Work

With the seed corn harvested we have been able to get in with our fall fertilizer and tillage work.  Sunday was a beautiful day to get work done.  With two tractors working we made good progress.

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Preparing for Harvest

Last night everyone helping with this year’s harvest gathered for training and equipment updates.  We have a great crew this year with many familiar faces as well as some new ISU students who have joined our team.

Posted in 2014