A combine harvests pinto beans near the state line last week. Edible bean harvest is in the 25-35 percent range of being finished. — Johnson Publications
Farmers keep busy with harvest
Area farmers are in the midst of or nearing harvest, depending on their particular crops. Being harvested now are potatoes, edible beans and millet.
Those with edible beans are about a quarter of the way through harvest. Tom Harmon of Jack’s Bean Co. reported that kidney beans are about 35 percent done, while pintos are at about 25 percent. Yields have been average to above average, and quality has been normal to better than normal.
Weather has cooperated for swathing, and beans have been on the ground without a lot of moisture, Harmon added.
Steve Young at CHS Grainland said that they have just started to get some millet in. While it’s too early for a yield report, he did say that test weights have been around 53-54 lbs./bu. and that moisture has been dry.
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