Harvest 2020 underway
High June temperatures and gusty winds, interrupted by rainy days, officially brought the county into the 2020 harvest season. While first loads delivered to local elevators over a week ago, harvest is just getting kicked off in many parts of the county due to untimely rains. Nearly four inches of rain was reported by the county’s National Weather Service observer Joan Wilson during the month of June, most of it after harvesting began.
Lincoln’s CVA elevator reports while just getting started, this year’s local harvest is looking pretty good so far. According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, for the week ending June 28, it appears to be a good-to-middling season with only 7% of the harvested grain rated very poor, 13% rated poor, 34% rated fair, 39% rated good and 7% rated excellent.
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