Harvest time is the best time
“Harvest time is the best time,” says Ethan Clarke from southern Indiana. And we couldn't agree more! It’s the time of the year when you get to see results from a year’s worth of blood, sweat, and occasionally tears. Click through this slideshow to see how harvest is going across the Midwest. We hope it’s going well in your neck of the woods!
Photo credit: Instagram.com/the_ethan_clarke
Indiana farmers are cruising through soybean harvest with 41% complete, just over 10% more than the five-year average, according to the USDA NASS Crop Progress Report for the week ending October 4. Corn harvest is about right on pace with 29% complete.
This stunning sunset was captured on Jake Michael’s (Instagram.com/jmichael93) farm in west central Indiana.
Harvest progress in Iowa is a bit behind its average rate. Only 13% of corn is harvested, behind the five-year average of 24%. Soybean harvest is almost right on pace with 32% complete.
This photo was taken on Charlie Scott’s farm in Marengo, Iowa. Scott has 70% of soybean harvest complete. Photo credit: Jamie Scott (Instagram.com/msjamiescott).
Illinois’s harvest is progressing more quickly than
most of the Midwest states. Half of all corn and soybean acres are
Tuetken Farms (Instagram.com/tuek32) captured this shot at dusk near Witt, Illinois.
This spring was not a fun one for Missouri farmers. Rain after rain delayed some planting and prevented some fields from being planted at all. However, Mother Nature is finally being nice to Missouri. Good weather has pushed harvest slightly ahead of the average pace with 67% of corn harvested and 17% of beans.
Tyler Mudd (Instagram.com/tmuddly17) took this photo on his farm between Monroe City and Hunnewell in northeast Missouri.
In the long term, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) hold great potential for scouting crops and checking on livestock. In the short term, they are the newest tool on the farm and more and more farmers are using them to capture footage and photos of field work. This aerial photo was also taken by Tyler Mudd on his Missouri farm.
Aerial harvest Iowa
Here’s another awesome aerial shot – this one taken during soybean harvest on Titan Immel’s (Instagram.com/titanimmel) Iowa farm.
Have some great harvest photos you’d like to share? Use the #successfulfarming hashtag on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and your photo could be featured in the next slideshow!
Take a look at corn and soybean harvest across the Midwest.