The Skyline is Changing — Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Terry went out first thing Monday morning

Shelled some corn into a bucket

Then had the corn tested for moisture

WOW! 10%!

Normally we start at 14%!

So there you go

Several weeks early

The 2020 Corn Harvest has begun!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

14 thoughts on “The Skyline is Changing — Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    • Corn needs to dry down in order to not mold in the storage bins, or in the grain train cars heading to other places.

      As the moisture leaves the corn kernel we start measuring it (with a special meter). Once the moisture in the kernel get to 14% or lower we can start harvest.
      Foster Farms (where we sell our corn) only accepts corn at 14% or drier.
      There ARE some feedlots and other companies who like ‘high-moisture’ corn and will buy it before the 14% mark.
      We have a contract to Foster Farms so we need to meet their requirements.
      Thank you for commenting, Dwight. Pleased to meet you.

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