January 14, 2010

Corn harvest in the snow

Some great photos and accompanying article in the Lincoln Journal Star highlight one Nebraska farmer's efforts to harvest the rest of his corn crop through snow drifts.

Check out the article here or by clicking on the photo.

Alan Rippe, a farmer from the Tecumseh-Syracuse area, asked for some advice via an Internet chat board -- and received it from some folks in Canada -- "my neighbors to the north," he told reporter Art Hovey.

Rippe noted that the few hundred acres he had left represents "a lot of dollars out in the field" - so he thought he should give it a try.

The newspaper notes that this harvest was known as the latest harvest since 1982, but as it dragged on, the latest since 1967. Yet we're in 2010 now - so, as reporter Hovey noted in his article, "it becomes more confusing to settle on a calendar comparison."

PHOTO: Robert Becker / Lincoln Journal Star

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