Harvest nearing the end in surrounding area

Farmers once again find themselves in a race against time and the weather. From the first sunny days in August, this year’s harvest has been a challenge. Weather just did not co-operate, but finally the crop is close to being in the bin. 

Area farmers were taking advantage of these last few days of clear skies to finish. Held up by rain and snow, this year’s harvest has been a long drawn-out affair. Not only hampered by grain that is damp and combining it tough, the fields are very wet. There is still a variety of crops, some standing and some already swathed in the fields to be harvested. Many will be kept busy once they are out of the fields moving grain on aeration. 

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Taking the good with the bad is always something farmers are subjected to. The wet weather has improved the overall moisture conditions for seeding in the spring. 

If you are out driving, you will see equipment of every kind going in all directions. Please, if you meet equipment on a road make as much room for it as you can, our economy is dependent on the success of our farmers.

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