harvest

Neighbors and friends of Aaron and Heather Erickson gathered Saturday, Oct. 19, to harvest 150 acres of the couple’s beans in three hours. Pictured (from left) are Ashley Esselink, Dave Esselink, Chase Bosch, Cory Meinerts, Alan Baker, Tim Baker, Aaron Erickson, Josh Rheault, Allen Nuffer, Chris...
Fall harvest season is underway in Minnesota, and motorists are likely to see large farm equipment on Minnesota roads as crops are transported to markets, grain elevators and processing plants. “Motorists need to be especially alert when they share the road with farm equipment that is frequently so...
Continued wet, rainy weather has slowed harvest progress in many areas of the Upper Midwest. Harvest progress across the region varies considerably, depending on the amount of rainfall received during September and early October, and the level of soil saturation that existed in given locations....
Jerry and Brad Schneeloth make a dent in their soybean field west of Luverne Tuesday afternoon.
The big push started yesterday for the local soybean harvest, with machinery, trucks and wagons kicking up dust in nearly every part of the county. Jerry and Brad Schneekloth joined the game in their fields west of Luverne where this photo was taken Tuesday evening. With the late planting and wet...
George Bonnema
Vegetable gardens are at their maximum production and that quantity of fresh produce can be almost overwhelming, but this is the vision for every gardener. Beans are being produced in quantity, and you may get tired of harvesting. But if you don’t keep picking, they stop producing, and beans...
Lori Sorenson photo from Sept. 29, 2016
  Area producers are on track to set production and yield records for 2016, the second growing year in a row. The state’s corn harvest is forecasted at 1.49 billion bushels, according to the latest USDA crop production report. If realized, the production would be a record high. Corn yields are...
Lyle Rollag’s combine gobbles up stalks and fills grain carts with corn Friday, Sept. 23, in this field along County Road 5 in western Rock County. Rollag was combining corn for Blac-X Farms that day.
Rock County Harvest 2016 will have varied results, based on where the most rain fell. Some soybean fields are standing in water, while other areas of the county are dry, having missed most of the recent heavy rains. Farmers are reporting some stress to plants as a result of persistent rain. For...
Corey Nelson holds the tractor and silage wagon steady as Jeff Ahrendt operates the chopper filling the wagon Friday morning north of Magnolia. At an average of 23 tons per acre, the yield is considered about average for the area.
With rain predicted in the weekend forecast, Magnolia farmer Chad Nelson was busy hauling silage to the concrete bunker on his farmyard. “This (today) seems like a pretty ideal time for us,” Nelson said. Nelson hopes by late Saturday night that he, his brother Corey, dad Jim and chopper operator...
George Bonnema
My vegetable garden is in full production … it is amazing to see the variety of fresh produce we are enjoying and appreciating. Every year some garden vegetables do great and others seem to struggle. This year the struggle category includes all my melon vines. A bacterial wilt hit them when they...

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