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Farmers face weather in harvest race

Rural roadways in Door and Kewaunee Counties were crowded Wednesday as farmers rushed to their fields to harvest this year’s corn and soybean crops.  Four days of sunny and dry weather dried out some fields just enough to squeeze in some harvesting, though others are still sitting in standing water. Lee Kinnard from Kinnard Farms in Casco hopes to average 10,000 tons of chopping each day as weather and available machinery permits. He is thankful for having a good crew working long hours to get it done.

Rio Creek Feed Mill agronomist Adam Barta says soybean and corn yields have varied from field to field, so it is important to have a good strategy before you get going.

Area farmers hope to get as much as they can harvest before Friday when much cooler temps, rain, and possibly even snow hit the area. Motorists are being reminded to travel with caution due to the increased number of implements on the road and often the mud that comes with it.

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