I remember when I was younger, a good bit of the corn and grain seemed to be harvested by the time the weather changed. What didn't get harvested more than likely stayed in the field until spring when the farmer would come back and try to salvage what he could before spring plowing (remember that?). Well, in recent years (particularly this year) I noticed that a lot of the crops didn't get harvested before the snow hit. I figured they would be in the fields until spring but I'm seeing crews out harvesting in the snow and rain. This may be normal but I've never seen them do that before. My question is, is this being done out of desperation or have they found that it really doesn't matter what the moisture content is when harvested or are they doing it simply because modern equipment has allowed them to be able to accomplish the harvest in any weather? I figured it was either the last one or this batch of younger farmers really don't know what they are doing.
Edited by David Brown, December 20, 2013 - 12:51 PM.