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Weighing In From Around KTIC Country

Weighing In From Around KTIC Country

Welcome back to “Weighing In From Around KTIC Country”.   Over the next couple of months, we’ll visit weekly from a different farmer somewhere in the KTIC listening area to discuss what sort of challenges the encountered during the growing season, how the harvest is coming along, and what sort of yields they are seeing.  Join us for the harvest journey 2020 and check back every week for another installment.

Thanks for following along with us this year!

Week 8 – Larry Zobel, Bancroft

This week’s harvest reports come from a farmer who was able to wrap up harvest before the rains a couple of weeks ago…. Larry says they did catch a few summer rains in northern Cuming County that other parts of the county missed, however, there was some hail that came with those storms.  Yields were adequate, fall field work continues, and things are looking up on the livestock front as well!

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Week 7 – John Hilgenkamp, Arlington, NE

This week we catch up with a dairy and crop farmer northeast of Fremont…. John says the growing season was tough on alfalfa, they even left a cutting as to reduce stress.  He gives examples of how big an impact of just a little extra rain can do… we also talked about the fast dry-down of the corn in the field.  Click to listen!

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Week 6 – Scott Uecker, Norfolk, NE

Here’s an interview with a producer from northern Madison County, Scott and his family farm corn, soybeans, and raise cattle.  Scott discusses the growing season, what did and did not stress the crop, the rapid soybean harvest, how corn harvest is coming along before the change in weather over the weekend, and what an early harvest might mean for other fall activities…..

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Week 5 – Rick Bousquet, South Sioux City, NE

Here’s a couple of reports from the northern part of our listening area, in Dakota County…. Rick farms corn, soybeans, and alfalfa… we discuss what this year’s season was like for growing forages, a wrap on the soybean harvest in that area,  and finally the results so far as they get deeper into the corn harvest….

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Week 4 – Scott Wulf, Winslow, NE

Scott farms in “the tri-county area”…. where Dodge, Washington, and Burt counties come together.  He says they did receive timely rains, and soybean yields are close to expectations!  He’s just getting started in corn, and it appears the corn will stand thru the end of harvest….

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Week 3 – David Cooper, Mondamin, IA

David reports a very quick and smooth harvest season so far…. beans are coming out quickly in the neighborhood, as moisture levels drop below 10% in many cases.  And as work begins on corn harvest, David is surprised that the moisture is dropping quickly in the corn as well.

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Week 2 – Dennis Fujan, Prague, NE – central Saunders County

Dennis was able to get some soybeans harvested before the recent rains, and is now returning to the fields.  Dennis compares harvested fields this year to 2 years ago when beans were in those fields, and it showcases the impact of the limited rain this summer.  Very little corn for grain harvest has happened, and he anticipates a very active harvest week this week.

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Week 1 – Ron Coufal, Howells, NE – western Cuming County

While they avoided the rain, they also avoided major insect and diseases pressure in the crops.  Chopping of corn silage is done, taking high moisture corn is next, then soybeans.  There’s also a quick report on the feedlot at the end.

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