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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Holyoke’s Grainland Co-op saw a lot of activity in the past week as the local corn harvest nears completion.

Grainland Co-op grain merchandiser Steve Young estimates that the corn harvest in northeast Colorado is between 85-90 percent completed and will likely wrap up within a week.

Young reports that bushels per acre are coming in as expected or even better and test weights have been solid at between 59-60 pounds per bushel.

The moisture in the corn has been a bit high, between 19-20 percent. For this time of the year, Young said he would like to see that number closer to 17 percent but the corn just hasn’t dried out like expected.

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Brenda Heldenbrand is busy checking moisture and test weights on corn hauled into Grainland Co-op Thursday, Oct. 31.  

—Enterprise photo




Holyoke Enterprise November 7, 2013