A Southwest Nebraska farmer says this has been one of the most challenging harvests ever.
“It’s a real tough go. It’s hard to get motivated to go out in the cold mornings to get anything done.”
Jan TenBensel tells Brownfield that yields are 80 percent below trend line, which has been caused by a year-long drought. “There were a lot of fields that were totaled out insurance wise because there was nothing there.”
A large wildfire destroyed parts of his cropland in the spring, and he says the risk has persisted all year long.