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Mid-Michigan Farmers Work To Harvest Their Crop

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MASON, Mich. (WLNS) - For hardworking farmers around mid-Michigan, fall means harvest season. Many are out in full force harvesting their crops.

Most have already picked soy beans and planted wheat. Now, they're harvesting corn.


"We've got probably 300 out of our 1800 acres done," said Farmer Jeff Oesterle.

Just south of Mason, the harvest so far has been good--better than last year after the drought.





"We ususally run a 15 or 16 hour day without any trouble," said Oesterle.


It's a long day, but Oesterle says the hard work does pay off. "Fall is when our crops come off, and we see the benefits of our labor the other 10 months of the year."


He says the only concern this year could be prices. "Prices are down considerably this year from last year because there is more corn in the country without the drought. But we still have a good yield." Corn is currently selling at $4.39 per bushel.

Mid-Michigan farmers just planted their winter wheat crops, which should begin to grow in the next couple of months and next spring.

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