2021 crop looking sweet for Michigan Sugar beet harvest

BAY CITY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The Michigan Sugar Company is predicting a record year for the beet harvest. According to officials, the record yield for the 2021 sugarbeet crop could be 34 tons of per acre, up from the previous record 31.64 tons per acre set in 2015. Early harvesting...
Farm and Dairy

Everything’s coming up aces as harvest progresses

When is no news, news? Grain market prices are featured by the harvest progress, which currently is a little ahead of normal. So, no real news on the harvest is the news that is important. We have years when progress is slow, and that affects the market. Not this year.

Higher Levels of Precipitation Slows Harvest

Higher levels of precipitation across the state has slowed down harvesting allowing five days of suitable fieldwork this past week, according to the latest Crop Progress and Condition report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Field activities included harvesting soybeans and corn, fall tillage and applying fertilizer. Sixty percent...

Pee Dee Vineyard Harvesting Productions hold ribbon cutting

FLORENCE, S.C. – Pee Dee Vineyard Harvesting Productions held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday morning in the James Allen Plaza on Dargan Street, hosted by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. The business celebrated its opening and joining the chamber. Chamber ambassadors joined in the celebration. Owner Larry Hancock said...

Severe storms impacts local harvest

BONDSVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) – Homes and businesses aren’t the only spots impacted by recent rain. “In recent years, I don’t remember this much rain right during harvest. We’ve had a few times where it’s a little muddy, but this was quite a bit for this time of year,” he said. He said his area saw […]
Agriculture Online

Spooky weather haunts XtremeAg harvest

Untimely rains and wet conditions create pre-Halloween nightmares for XtremeAg’s Dan Luepkes, Lee Lubbers, and Chad Henderson as they race to get their crop out of the field before the onset of disease and rot. Dan Luepkes – Oregon, Illinois. Dan Luepkes farms in Oregon, Illinois, with his son. Together...

Heavy precipitation limits harvest progress for Iowa farmers

DES MOINES, Iowa — Harvest was in full swing across Iowa until precipitation slowed progress over the weekend and limited farmers to 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending October 24, 2021, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Field activities continued to include harvesting soybeans and corn, fall tillage and applying fertilizer.