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Evening Edition | Monday, November 14, 2022

In tonight's Evening Edition, read about a beginning farmer in North Dakota, reflections on the 2022 growing season, and updates to Claas' 8000 series combine.

Young Farmer

For as long as he can remember, Justin Zahradka of Lawton, North Dakota, has wanted to farm and raise cattle. He grew up on a small farm, helping his parents care for a herd of 20 cows.

Raylene Nickel interviews Zahradka about his no-excuses approach to making a life in farming.

Read on for his story.

Combine Updates

Editor Alex Gray covers the news from Class about the Lexicon 8000 series combine.

Claas is making updates, including sporting performance enhancements, larger grain tank, dynamic steering feature, and more.

Click the article below for all of the details.

Crop Progress

The end of harvest just a few days away, XtremeAg’s Kelly Garrett, Matt Miles, and Kevin Matthews look at the successes, mistakes, and key learnings from the 2022 season.

Garrett, who farms in Iowa, says, "With our hot and dry weather, the focus on plant health and stress turned out to be very beneficial as it relates to our final yields."

Hear from Miles (Arkansas) and Matthews (North Carolina) about their harvest results by clicking the article below.

Editor Jessie Scott covers the weekly USDA Crop Progress Report.

In the top 18 growing corn states, corn harvest is over 90% complete in every state besides Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

For soybeans and winter wheat data, click the article below.

Editor Natalina Sents-Bausch interviews Al Dutcher, Agricultural Extension climatologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dutcher recaps Nebraska’s 2022 harvest and looked ahead to explain what may happen in weather patterns headed into the new year.

Click the article below to read the nuts and bolts behind the state's crops.

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