Welcome back to “Weighing In From Around KTIC Country”. Over the next couple of months, we’ll visit weekly from a different farmer somewhere in the KTIC listening area to discuss what sort of challenges the encountered during the growing season, how the harvest is coming along, and what sort of yields they are seeing. Join us for the harvest journey 2020 and check back every week for another installment.
Week 2 – Dennis Fujan, Prague, NE – central Saunders County
Dennis was able to get some soybeans harvested before the recent rains, and is now returning to the fields. Dennis compares harvested fields this year to 2 years ago when beans were in those fields, and it showcases the impact of the limited rain this summer. Very little corn for grain harvest has happened, and he anticipates a very active harvest week this week.
Week 1 – Ron Coufal, Howells, NE – western Cuming County
While they avoided the rain, they also avoided major insect and diseases pressure in the crops. Chopping of corn silage is done, taking high moisture corn is next, then soybeans. There’s also a quick report on the feedlot at the end.
More to come soon….. be sure to check back next week!
You remember several weeks ago when Dwight Lane and Doug Anderson announced the winners in the KTIC “Light Up Summer” promotion. The gas grill won by LaVonne Johnson of Wisner already has a new home, thanks to her donation made to the Wisner Senior Center. Johnson says she was very happy to receive the grill, but already had a smoker and small grill at home, but then this idea came to her….
09-15-20 LJohnson Donate Grill :20
Tuesday was the first day the Senior Center used the grill for hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats. And for most of the noon hour there were people in line waiting. Johnson says the Wisner Senior Center has a very active group, and has made recent improvements, starting with a new awning along the highway….
09-15-20 LJohnson Center Improvements :21
If given the choice, Johnson says her favorite is ribs off the smoker. Good choice, LaVonne! Listen to the full interview with Lavonne Johnson of Wisner here….