Farmers throughout Siouxland excited for upcoming harvest season

Weather conditions deemed 'perfect' by farmers to start the harvest season

By Bria Bell | bbell@kcautv.com

Published 09/28 2016 10:14PM

Updated 09/28 2016 10:14PM

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Flood waters along the Cedar River will likely impact the harvest for many farmers, but right here in Siouxland, farmers are seeing better conditions.
 
"Harvest season is just getting started right now," says Sioux City farmer Mark Williams. 
 
Siouxland farmers are finally making their way outside to tend to their crops. 
 
"The sun is shining and you've got to take advantage of this weather. You can't wait forever for this crop to die down." 
 
And topic of conversations for many farmers so far this harvest season has been numbers, or yields. What's been harvested compared to what was seeded. 
 
"Big talk right now is yields. Everybody talks abut the big yields, and there's big yields out here. We've had rain and the heat -- two big factors in producing a big crop."
 
Machines have been maintenance for what will be about a two month long journey trending to crops. 
 
"To get started in September is a big plus because winter comes and Mother Nature has the call."
 
Right now farmers say they have no complaints and everything looks great to start off.  
 
"Everything is coming together and you're just anxious to climb up in the big green machines and see it pay off." 
 

 

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