Minnesota Farmer


Harvest Horror Stories
November 2, 2009, 8:14 pm
Filed under: Corn, Fall, frost, harvest, Soybeans

There’s nothing worse for a farmer than to work all year and have nothing to show for the years work.  Unfortunately that is the fact for some farmers this year.

The news is now out that farmers need to check their corn fields for mold on the ears.  If mold is found crop insurance must be informed before the field is harvested.  Many ears never reached maturity by the time a killing frost came. These ears have started to mold in the husk.

Another story making the rounds is about a farmer who dried his beans at too high of a temperature.  When he took the beans in to be sold the beans had no oil in them.  That will really cut the value of the beans.  Makes me glad I decided not to dry my beans.

Michael

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