Silage harvest starts “in earnest” for west-central MN farmer
A farmer in west-central Minnesota says corn silage harvest started in earnest this week.
Kirby Hettver of De Graff grows corn, alfalfa, and provides custom chopping services.
“We did some test chopping last week and the moisture levels are right in the sweet spot right now, so we’ve got (harvesting equipment out here) and we’re making tracks.”
He tells Brownfield conditions this year are in stark contrast with the excessive wetness of both 2018 and 2019.
“I’ll tell you what, it’s so nice to have truck drivers that are just tickled pink to be able to drive through the field from one end to the other, get a load, and get in and out of the field without the assistance of a pull tractor. It’s really going good.”
Hettver says corn is standing well and is much more uniform than the past two years.