With no rain in sight, harvest is moving right along. Thirty-five percent of the corn and 50% of soybeans has been harvested. There won’t be any record-breaking yields to report this year, but many farmers are surprised at how well some varieties are doing. I’ve seen some soybeans yielding more than corn in some areas.
Dry, windy harvest conditions also means there is a greater risk of
fire. Prevention is key to avoiding a fire. Carry a fire extinguisher on all of your farm equipment. At the end of the day, clean off debris with high pressure air or water. Then place your equipment in a clean, open area just in case a fire would occur.