Upper Midwest farmers took advantage of favorable weather the week of Sept. 15 to catch up on harvest. But producers still haven’t combined as much of their spring wheat as normal, according to a report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, released Sept. 22.
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Gordon Stoner began harvesting July 31. Since then, persistent rains have allowed him to run his combine about 120 hours, an average of 20 hours per week.
“Twenty hours a week just doesn’t put the crop in the bin,” says the Outlook, Mont., farmer. At that rate, he won’t finish until well into October.
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