Coming up on AgweekTV, we will track the source of a new Palmer Amaranth outbreak in North Dakota. We will take a look at what autonomous technology means for the future of farming and the shortage of ag workers. We will see how corn harvest is going in eastern North Dakota. Finally, we will take a look at the USDA's October WASDE Report.

COMING UP ON AGWEEK TV

WE'LL TRACK THE SOURCE OF A NEW PALMER AMARANTH OUTBREAK IN NORTH DAKOTA.

WHAT DOES AUTONOMOUS TECHNOLOGY MEAN FOR THE FUTURE OF FARMING AND THE SHORTAGE OF AG WORKERS?

THE AG LABOR CRISIS HITS EQUIPMENT DEALERS.

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Katie: I'll wrap up my follow a farmer series in eastern North Dakota with corn harvest.

AND USDA ESTIMATES YIELDS BASED ON THE FIRST FIELD DATA OF THE SEASON IN THE OCTOBER WASDE REPORT.

WELCOME TO AGWEEK TV, I'M MICHELLE ROOK.

HARVEST PROGRESS WAS WELL AHEAD OF AVERAGE IN THE REGION BEFORE THE RAINS CAME THIS WEEK. USDA'S CROP PROGRESS REPORT SHOWED SOYBEAN HARVEST AT 60 TO 80-PERCENT COMPLETE, WITH ABOUT A THIRD OF THE CORN DONE.

IN SOUTH DAKOTA, JEFF THOMPSON WAS FINISHING UP ONE OF HIS LAST CORN FIELDS BEFORE THE STORM HIT. HE SAYS YIELDS ARE OFF ABOUT 75-BUSHELS FROM HIS FARM AVERAGES AND JUST LIKE SOYBEANS THERE ARE WIDE RANGES.

Jeff Thompson: 80 to you know probably some of the other dryland will probably be you know 180 you know so kind of a wide range there. Just finishing up some irrigated stuff now and the yield on that's even off.

THOMPSON SAYS TEST WEIGHT IS DECENT BUT STANDABILITY IS AN ISSUE IN CORN AS DROUGHT AND CROWN ROT CANNIBALIZED THE STALK. HE COMBINED SOME FIELDS EARLY TO MINIMIZE FIELD LOSS. HOWEVER, THAT CORN HAD TO BE DRIED AND WITH NATURAL GAS PRICES UP FROM LAST YEAR, THAT ADDED TO HIS COSTS.

NORTH DAKOTA FARMERS ARE ALSO MAKING GOOD PROGRESS COMBINING CORN. KATIE PINKE HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE SAME FARMER ALL SEASON AND AND FINISHING UP HER SERIES ON CORN HARVEST.

Katie: I'm back with Tom Metz near Northwood, North Dakota. This is our 4th visit with Tom and now we are on to corn harvest. Tell us a little bit about what you're seeing with corn harvest.

Tom: UM, KIND OF LIKE WE EXPECTED. THE LOWS ARE LOW AND THE HIGHS WE GOT SOME DECENT HIGHS AND WE GOT ACTUALLY PRETTY SURPRISING WE GOT A FAIR AMOUNT OF AVERAGE WHICH WE'RE HAPPY ABOUT. THE MOISTURE, WE'VE SEEN EVERYTHING FROM 14 TO 21. A LOT OF 18, 19 AS WE'RE GETTING MIDWAY HERE BUT YEAH, IT'S GOOD.

WE'VE BEEN HERE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE GROWING SEASON AND KIND OF WALKED THROUGH THE SEASON. NOW THAT YOU'RE ON TO CORN, HAS THERE BEEN ANY SURPRISES?

Tom Metz: AH, NOT NECESSARILY SURPRISES. I GUESS THE ONLY THING WOULD BE IS SOME FIELDS THAT WE KNEW WERE GOING TO BE LOW ARE LOWER THAN WE THOUGHT. AND WE HAD A FEW FIELDS THAT WERE HIGHER THAN WE THOUGHT WOULD BE ON THE HIGH ONES. BUT PROBABLY THE BIGGEST SURPRISE IS THAT WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO BE CLOSE TO AVERAGE ON THE CROP, WHICH, ON A YEAR AGAIN LIKE THIS, WE'RE VERY HAPPY ABOUT THAT.

TOM, WHAT'S AHEAD FOR 2022?

Tom Metz: THE NEXT PROCESS IS TO START BUYING FOR NEXT YEAR, WORKING ON CHEMICAL ALREADY, WORKING ON FERTILIZER, WORKING ON SEED. PRICES ARE A LITTLE BIT SCARY AT THIS POINT AS FAR AS THE INPUTS. SO WE'RE JUST TRYING TO SEE, AND SOME OF IT WE FEEL LIKE MAYBE WE SHOULD BUY BECAUSE IT COULD GET A LOT WORSE, BUT IT'S ALREADY HIGH ENOUGH THAT I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH I WANT TO BUY, SO WE'RE JUST KIND OF TRYING TO WEIGH SOME OF THOSE OPTIONS OUT.

Katie: Thanks for letting me tag along during this growing season. Near Northwood, North Dakota, this is Katie Pinke for Agweek.

THE OCTOBER WASDE REPORT WAS A MIXED BAG FOR THE GRAINS.

THE REPORT WAS BEARISH FOR SOYBEANS WITH A NEARLY 1 BUSHEL PER ACRE INCREASE IN YIELD, 74 MILLION BUSHEL HIKE IN PRODUCTION AND A 135 MILLION BUSHEL INCREASE IN ENDING STOCKS.

CORN ESTIMATES WERE SLIGHTLY BEARISH WITH YIELD RAISED .2 BUSHELS PER ACRE, PRODUCTION WAS UP 23 MILLION BUSHELS AND ENDING STOCKS WERE RAISED 92 MILLION.

U.S. WHEAT ENDING STOCKS WERE BULLISH, DOWN 35 MILLION BUSHELS AND THE LOWEST IN 14 YEARS. GLOBAL STOCKS WERE DOWN 6 MILLION METRIC TONS.

Michelle: Joining us with market analysis is Randy Martinson. Randy, soybeans probably the most bearish part of the report. First of all on yield, up almost a bushel per acre. Do you think that's going to go up in subsequent reports?

Randy Martinson: USUALLY WHEN USDA DOES INCREASES IN OCTOBER, WE DO SEE IT INCREASED IN LATER REPORTS. AND IT DOES SHOW THAT YIELDS ARE COMING IN A LITTLE BIT BETTER THAN EXPECTED, SO YEAH RIGHT NOW THE INDUSTRY IS BETTING THAT USDA IS GOING TO INCREASE IT A LITTLE BIT MORE AS WE GO FORWARD.

SO ENDING STOCKS WERE ALSO RAISED 135 MILLION BUSHELS, WHICH WE KIND OF KNEW WAS GOING TO HAPPEN, RIGHT?

Randy Martinson: WE DID. WE KNEW 80, ABOUT 80, 81 MILLION BUSHELS OF THAT. THAT CAME IN THE QUARTERLY GRAIN STOCKS REPORT. THE LITTLE BIT OF INCREASED YIELD THIS FOR YEAR THEN ADDED A LITTLE BIT MORE TO THAT BIGGER ENDING STOCKS ESTIMATE. AND IT DID MAKE IT AWFUL DAUNTING THIS YEAR, IT ALMOST DOUBLED THE NUMBER.

SO THE KEYS GOING FORWARD HERE NOW, ONE OF THOSE IS GOING TO BE CHINA DEMAND, WHICH IS ACTUALLY PICKING UP BUT IT'S BEHIND LAST YEAR, RIGHT?

Randy Martinson: IT IS. AND CHINA IS NOT BUYING AS MUCH. I MEAN, THEY'VE ACTUALLY MADE A CONSCIOUS DECISION AND STARTED TO STEP AWAY A LITTLE BIT. NOW WE'RE STARTING TO SEE THEM COME BACK. I MEAN, WE'VE GOT A FIRE SALE ON SOYBEANS RIGHT NOW. IF THEY'RE NOT GOING TO COME IN AND BUY NOW, I DON'T KNOW WHEN THEY WOULD.

CORN WE ALSO SAW A LITTLE BIT OF AN ADJUSTMENT IN YIELD, .2 BUSHELS PER ACRE, BUT MOST WERE EXPECTING THAT WE WOULD SEE A DECREASE IN YIELD.

Randy Martinson: YOU KNOW, CORN'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT TOUCHIER WHEN IT COMES TO THE PRODUCTION SIDE. I, YOU KNOW, THIS WASN'T BIG ENOUGH TO SAY THAT YEAH, USDA WILL CONTINUE USDA WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE YIELDS FOR CORN. I THINK THE BIGGER PLAY IS, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO SEE IN THE WESTERN CORN BELT. I DON'T THINK WE'RE GOING TO SEE YIELDS INCREASE MUCH MORE THAN WHAT THEY ARE FOR CORN.

SO WE SAW AN INCREASE IN ENDING STOCKS BY ABOUT 92 MILLION BUSHELS. SO NOW, YOU KNOW, WHAT IS THE MARKET DO? CAN WE ABSORB THAT INCREASE?

Randy Martinson: WE COULD ABSORB THAT INCREASE IF EXPORTS CONTINUE TO BE STRONG. YOU KNOW ETHANOL, JUST A LITTLE INCREASE IN THAT IF WE CONTINUE TO SE GOOD DEMAND FOR ENERGIES. ALL THAT CAN KIND OF HELP.

AS FAR AS MARKETING, CASH BASIS LEVELS FOR CORN AND BEANS ARE SOME OF THE STRONGEST WE'VE SEEN AT HARVEST HISTORICALLY.

Randy Martinson: WE'VE PULLED BACK A LITTLE BIT OFF OF THOSE REALLY HISTORICALLY HIGH LEVELS. THEY'RE STILL EXTREMELY STRONG, AND VERY, YOU KNOW, PRODUCERS SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE STRONG BASIS. YOU CAN ONLY CAPTURE THAT IN THE CASH MARKET. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT. LOOK AT A DIFFERENT WAY TO OWN THE GRAIN IF YOU WANT TO HAVE OWNERSHIP.

WHEAT, THE MOST BULLISH PART OF THE REPORT. U.S. ENDING STOCKS WERE SOME OF THE LOWEST IN WHAT, LIKE 14 YEARS?

STOCKS ARE AT THE LOWEST IN 14 YEARS, PRODUCTION THE LOWEST IN 19 YEARS. AND THAT WAS AFTER SEEING THE FIRST INCREASE IN WINTER WHEAT ACRES IN 8, 10 YEARS.

AND GLOBAL STOCKS WERE DOWN WHAT, SIX MILLION METRIC TONS.

IT'S A HUGE AMOUNT, AND A LOT OF THAT CAME FROM A REDUCTION IN CANADA, THEY CUT IT BY TWO MILLION METRIC TONS, THEIR PRODUCTION. THEIR EXPORTS ARE BEING CUT.

SO WHEAT HAS THE MOST POSITIVE FUNDAMENTALS, WILL IT BE THE LEADER NOW GOING FORWARD?

Randy Martinson: I THINK IT WILL BE THE LEADER GOING FORWARD. YOU KNOW, WE NORMALLY SEE DEMAND PICK UP ONCE WE GET INTO THE EARLY FALL TIME FRAME. BASIS LEVELS TIGHTEN UP IN NOVEMBER AND WE TRY TO GET THAT LAST DITCH EFFORT TO FILL EVERYTHING UP BEFORE FREEZE UP. I THINK WE'RE GOING TO SEE WHEAT KIND OF TAKE THE LEAD SPOT NOW.

ALL RIGHT THANKS FOR JOINING US, THAT'S RANDY MARTINSON, MARTINSON AG.

DISRUPTIONS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN MEAN FARMERS ARE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING ESSENTIAL PARTS THIS HARVEST SEASON.

CHUCK SCHAMS IS VICE PRESIDENT OF SAINT JOSEPH EQUIPMENT IN SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA.\u0009HE SAYS FARMERS WHO'VE HAD BREAKDOWNS AND NEED PARTS IMMEDIATELY ARE REACHING OUT TO DEALERSHIPS STATEWIDE, OR EVEN TO SURROUNDING STATES. HE SAYS IT DIDN'T START WITH THE PANDEMIC, BUT THAT HAS MADE THE SITUATION WORSE.

SCHAMS WARNS THAT PEOPLE BUYING AT THE END OF THE YEAR FOR NEXT SPRING SHOULD NOT COUNT ON GETTING THEIR EQUIPMENT IN TIME.

Chuck Schams: PARTS BEING SHORT FOR MACHINES, FULL MACHINES ALSO THE PROBLEM, SO IT'S NOT ONLY THE PARTS THAT YOU CAN'T GET, YOU CAN'T GET FULL MACHINES. THINGS ARE COMING IN SIX MONTHS LATER THAN NORMAL. IN SOME CASES IT MIGHT BE A YEAR LATER THAN NORMAL.

SCHAMS SAYS A SHORTAGE OF TRUCKERS AND MECHANICS IS ALSO CONTRIBUTING TO THE PROBLEM.

COMING UP ON AGWEEK TV, ANOTHER PALMER AMARANTH OUTBREAK IS TRACED TO SUNFLOWER SCREENINGS.

SOME NORTH DAKOTA FARMERS ARE DEALING WITH A NEW PALMER AMARANTH WEED OUTBREAK. IT'S BELIEVED TO BE CAUSED BY CONTAMINATED SUNFLOWER SCREENINGS USED FOR CATTLE FEED. MIKKEL PATES TAKES A CLOSER LOOK IN THIS WEEK'S AGWEEK COVER STORY.

Merlin Leithold: IT'S ALL OVER.

MERLIN LEITHOLD IS A COUNTY WEED CONTROL OFFICER IN SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA. HE'S DEALING WITH AN INFESTATION OF PALMER AMARANTH, BEING LINKED TO SUNFLOWER SCREENINGS SOLD AS CATTLE FEED FROM A CHS SUNFLOWER PLANT IN EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA.

Merlin Leithold: THERE SHOULD BE A WAY THAT THEY CAN CLEAN THESE SMALL SEEDS OUT OF THESE SCREENINGS BEFORE THEY SHIP THEM.

NDSU SPECIALISTS HAVE CONFIRMED THOUSANDS OF PLANTS ON HUNDREDS OF ACRES. PALMER AMARANTH IS A HIGHLY AGGRESSIVE WEED. IT WAS FIRST FOUND IN NORTH DAKOTA IN 2018. IT GROWS UP TO EIGHT FEET TALL, CHOKING OUT CROPS AND DEVASTATING YIELDS. EACH PLANT CAN PRODUCE MORE THAN A MILLION SEEDS, AND IT'S RESISTANT TO MANY HERBICIDES.

Mikkel: WHY DO YOU THINK THERE ISN'T ZERO TOLERANCE? SOME STATES HAVE THAT.

Merlin Leithold: I KNOW, I CAN'T ANSWER WHY. I KNOW WE SURE WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT.

THE STATE AG DEPARTMENT REGULATES NOXIOUS WEEDS AND FEED SUPPLIERS. AG COMMISSIONER DOUG GOEHRING SAYS THEY'RE WORKING WITH CHS ON POTENTIAL TESTING.

Doug Goehring: THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO TEST THEM. THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE THIS PROTOCOL IN PLACE, IF THEY WANT TO SELL THOSE SCREENINGS TO LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS. IF THEY DON'T WANT TO DO THAT, THEN THEY JUST HAVE TO BE DESTROYED, BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW.

WEED EXPERTS WARN ABOUT BEING CAUTIOUS WHEN BUYING SCREENINGS, AS CHEAP FEED CAN QUICKLY BECOME AN EXPENSIVE PROBLEM. IN GRANT COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THIS IS MIKKEL PATES FOR AGWEEK.>

CHS SAYS IT'S WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO PROTECT CROP PRODUCTION AGAINST PALMER AMARANTH.

READ MORE AT AGWEEK.COM OR IN THE NEXT AGWEEK MAGAZINE.

U.S. BEEF EXPORTS HIT AN ALL TIME RECORD FOR AUGUST FOR VALUE AND VOLUME. CENSUS BUREAU DATA SHOWS VOLUME AT 325 MILLION POUNDS AND VALUE AT OVER ONE BILLION DOLLARS.

FROM JANUARY THROUGH AUGUST, THE U.S. EXPORTED NEARLY 2.3 BILLION POUNDS OF BEEF, UP 18-PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO. VALUE IS UP 34-PERCENT, AT 6.62 BILLION DOLLARS.

John Hinners: You look at the beef export complex, you know we're looking to set a record for 2021 for beef and beef variety meats around the world so it's an exciting time.

HINNERS SAYS ACHIEVING THE AUGUST EXPORT RESULTS DESPITE COVID-RELATED OBSTACLES, LABOR AND CONTAINER SHIPPING ISSUES IS REMARKABLE.

You know at any given time, you know it could be 35 to 40 ships waiting to undock and unload and take our product back out. So, you know, it's simply a labor issue.

HE SAYS TRADITIONAL MARKETS LIKE JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND MEXICO HAVE BEEN STRONG THIS YEAR, BUT CHINA IS BUYING RECORD AMOUNTS OF U.S. BEEF AS WELL.

AHEAD ON AGWEEK TV, SOYBEAN GROWERS HAVE A BIG OPPORTUNITY IN RENEWABLE FUEL.

AND, MINNESOTA IS LOOKING TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE WITH SOY FUELS.

THIS WEEK'S RAINS INTERRUPTED HARVEST, BUT THE PRECIP CONTINUES TO CHIP AWAY AT THE DROUGHT AREAS.

HERE'S JOHN WITH OUR AGRI-WEATHER OUTLOOK.

AGWEEKTV SOY INSIGHT BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NORTH DAKOTA SOYBEAN COUNCIL

NORTH DAKOTA SOYBEAN PRODUCERS WILL PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN THE RENEWABLE DIESEL INDUSTRY, WITH SOY OIL THAT WILL BE COMING FROM THE NEW SPIRITWOOD PLANT.

THE PLANNED SOYBEAN CRUSHING PLANT AT SPIRITWOOD, NORTH DAKOTA, WILL BE OPERATED AS A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN ADM AND MARATHON.

THE PLANS CALL FOR 100% OF THE SOY OIL PRODUCED AT THE PLANT TO BE PROCESSED AT MARATHON'S RENEWABLE DIESEL-FUEL FACILITY AT DICKINSON, NORTH DAKOTA. MUCH OF THAT RENEWABLE DIESEL FUEL WILL GO TO CALIFORNIA.

Jena Bjertness: THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR NORTH DAKOTA SOYBEAN FARMERS. YOU KNOW, WE SAW DURING THE TRADE WAR THAT WE NEED TO HAVE MORE MARKETS TO PUT OUR BEANS INTO, AND FOR THIS REALLY PROMISING MARKET TO HAPPEN LOCALLY WITHIN OUR STATE IS A HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR SOYBEAN FARMERS.

THE $350 MILLION DOLLAR PROCESSING PLANT WILL BE ABLE TO HANDLE 150,000 BUSHELS A DAY, PRODUCING 600 MILLION POUNDS OF REFINED SOYBEAN OIL A YEAR. THAT WILL PROCESSED INTO 75 MILLION GALLONS OF RENEWABLE DIESEL FUEL.

Tom Verry: ONE WORD, OPPORTUNITY. IT'S A HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR FARMERS IN NORTH DAKOTA. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THEIR SOYBEAN OIL AND SELL IT ON THE WEST COAST, FOR LARGE VOLUMES WITH A LARGE PREMIUM.

THE PLANT IS EXPECTED TO BE RUNNING BY SEPTEMBER 2023. TO LEARN MORE, GO TO BIODIESEL.COM

MINNESOTA GOVERNOR TIM WALZ HAS DIRECTED STATE AGENCIES TO EXPLORE WAYS TO REDUCE CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS FROM TRANSPORTATION FUELS.

THE EFFORT IS BEING LED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE AND TRANSPORTATION. THE PROCESS WILL ENGAGE A BROAD BASE OF STAKEHOLDERS TO FORM A NEW CLEAN FUEL STANDARD IN MINNESOTA. THE AGENCIES WILL PROVIDE A REPORT SUMMARY WITH RECOMMENDATIONS IN FEBRUARY 2022.

MEANWHILE SOYBEAN GROWERS ARE WORKING ON A LEGISLATIVE OPTION FOR THE 2022 STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

Mike Skaug: That's going to deal with low carbon fuels standards in the state of Minnesota. But it's going to be much different than what the California one is. We'd like to have a bill, you know, in Minnesota that deals with Minnesota.

HE SAYS THERE'S ROOM FOR MORE ENERGY SOURCES LIKE BIODIESEL AND RENEWABLE FUELS PRODUCED BY THE STATE'S FARMERS.

THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS A MINNESOTA CLEAN FUELS STANDARD COULD REDUCE MORE THAN 50-PERCENT OF CLIMATE POLLUTION FROM THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR BY 2050.

STILL AHEAD, WHAT IF YOU SAW A DRIVERLESS TRACTOR? IT COULD BE ONE WAY TO EASE THE FARM LABOR SHORTAGE.

MANY FARMERS HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING ENOUGH HELP. SO WHAT IF YOU HAD A GRAIN CART THAT DROVE ITSELF? MIKKEL PATES RECENTLY SAW ONE IN ACTION, AND SHOWS YOU HOW IT WORKS.

Phil Faught: IT'S REALLY WEIRD TO SEE A TRACTOR WITHOUT AN OPERATOR.

IT MAY LOOK WEIRD, BUT THIS AUTONOMOUS TRACTOR AND GRAIN CART WOULD SOLVE A VERY REAL PROBLEM FOR FARMERS.

Phil Faught: FINDING LABOR TO DO THOSE KIND OF JOBS IS BECOMING HARDER AND HARDER. IT SEEMS LIKE THIS WOULD BE A SUITABLE WAY TO WORK BY YOURSELF IN A FIELD.

RAVEN INDUSTRIES OF SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA, AND TITAN MACHINERY OF FARGO SET UP THIS FIELD DEMONSTRATION LAST MONTH AT BIG IRON. THE TRACTOR AND GRAIN CART ARE POWERED BY "OMNiDRIVE". IT'S A COMPUTER-RUN SYSTEM THAT INSTALLS QUICKLY ONTO A FARMER'S OWN TRACTOR AND CART. IT COSTS LESS THAN 50,000 DOLLARS, PLUS A 3,000 DOLLAR A YEAR SUBSCRIPTION FEE. JIM LILLEBERG IS DIRECTOR OF PRECISION AG FOR TITAN.

Jim Lilleberg: IT'S MANAGED AUTONOMY BECAUSE THE OPERATOR OF THE COMBINE ACTUALLY HAS CONTROL OVER THE TRACTOR. BUT IT'S AUTONOMOUS IN THAT YOU KNOW, HE SENDS THE COMMAND AND THE TRACTOR COMES TO HIM, HE FILLS THE CART, AND THEN HE TELLS IT WHERE TO GO PARK AND WAIT FOR THE NEXT LOAD.

THE EQUIPMENT STILL NEEDS A PERSON TO DRIVE IT ON THE ROAD, TO UNLOAD IT AND TO OPEN FIELDS. THE SAVINGS COMES FROM OTHER WORK THE EMPLOYEE WILL DO WHILE THE CART IS DRIVING ITSELF.

Paul Bruns: ONCE WE HAVE AN AREA THAT'S BEEN HARVESTED AND WE HAVE A COVERAGE MAP, TO SHOW THAT THAT AREA HAS BEEN CLEARED OF A CROP, THEN WE KNOW WE CAN RUN AUTONOMOUSLY IN THOSE AREAS.

Jim Lilleberg: IT'S AMAZING, IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT KIND OF GIVES YOU GOOSE BUMPS IT'S SO INCREDIBLE.

AND IF SOMEONE REALLY WANTS TO RUN THE GRAIN CART, JUST THE FLIP OF A SWITCH WILL PUT IT BACK IN MANUAL DRIVE. IN WEST FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, THIS IS MIKKEL PATES FOR AGWEEK.

RAVEN HAS SOLD OMNiDRIVE SYSTEMS TO 16 FARMERS IN THE DAKOTAS AND MINNESOTA, FOR SETUP IN NOVEMBER.

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