Josh Gackle, Special to Agweek
KULM, N.D. — This week, I'm taking a break from business of farming and ranching to reflect on the activity and people in the towns and countryside we call home. With winter having set in quickly and harshly, we might start to wonder why we've chosen to endure negative temperatures and three-day blizzards.
KULM, N.D. — We've reached a couple of milestones in our corner of southeast North Dakota. To keep readers updated as I have through the fall season, harvest on Gackle Farms and most others in our part of the state has come to an end. Most likely, by the time you read this, the corn harvest will be 100 percent complete for all of our neighbors, as well. As I've said before, it was a bountiful harvest and we are indeed thankful.
KULM, N.D. — The calendar on the wall and on our phones is approaching mid-November and the 2016 harvest continues to move along in southeast North Dakota. But you wouldn't know it by the weather that we have been blessed with here in late autumn.
KULM, N.D. — In the first full week of October, the work on Gackle Farms is focused on the soybean harvest. By most objectives, this year's harvest has been a pleasant surprise. Yields have been above average and the weather has cooperated to allow for timely harvest progress. We've faced minimal downtime from equipment breakdowns and the combine operators, grain cart operators, and truck drivers have stayed safe despite long hours and little rest.