Dan Niemeyer combines east of Hardwick Wednesday, Oct. 9, and expects to finish harvest weeks ahead of last year. Dry weather conditions that began in August allowed crops to quickly mature and led to ideal harvest conditions, although conditions were also ideal for field fires.

Headed toward the finish line

Rock County farmers are well ahead of the average grain harvest timeline for the 2020 growing season.

Last week Hardwick farmer Dan Niemeyer was combining his last field.

Weather this year has been more cooperative.

Last year Niemeyer recalled the wet weather delayed spring planting with most seed hitting the ground in May.


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