Seed Corn Harvest Underway

Finally!  Some of this year’s crop is coming out of the field.  With all of the late summer rain and cool weather, commercial corn and bean harvest won’t start for a week or more.

The seed corn picking process is always fun to watch.  The corn is picked on the ear and transferred to a grain dump cart which takes it to the waiting semi truck to be hauled to the company plant where it will be dried and processed for next year’s seed supply.

From picker to grain cart

All of the loading happens “on the move”

Dumping into a waiting semi

 

Posted in 2014