Southern Plains farmers have been dealing with wet weather over the past couple weeks. Based at Colby, Kansas, JKD Harvesting owner Jim Deibert says field conditions are muddy, putting corn harvest at a halt. “We haven’t turned a wheel in two weeks,” says Deibert. “Right now, 90 percent of dry corn in the county is still in the field. Soybean harvest is about half done.” Once farmers are able to resume harvest, Deibert is unsure if crop quality will be an issue. “I haven’t seen any here, but mold could show up in some places. The eastern part of the state is worse off, with soybeans hardly sticking out of standing water.”
RRFN’s Harvest Hotline coverage is sponsored, in part, by U.S. Custom Harvesters, Incorporated.