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Saline County

Randy Anderson

Randy Anderson grows corn, soybeans and wheat on his farm near Galatia. He also operates a small cow/calf herd.


As we finish harvest, a person wonders where the crop came from. Back in July and August, I didn’t think we had a chance. The other thing is these prices -- how much lower are they going to go? The next thing is the infrastructure of this country. Mainly what I’m talking about is our river system and how it needs new locks and improvements. Had a great time reporting this year, and everyone have a blessed holiday season.


Wrapping up harvest Thursday. Been a damp and dreary few days, but it finally cleared, and the sun is shining. Back to fall tillage and trying to finish lime -- some fields might not get until spring. During the next few days, I’ll try to start cleaning and putting things away.


Finished beans this week and got back on corn. Only need a few days on that, but boy has the weather not been cooperating. It has not been heavy rain, but just enough to not allow wrapping things up. For the most part, harvest is around 90 percent complete. The next thing most people are concentrating on is deer season. A doe-only season for a couple of years would help when you drive by a field after harvest and see 20 to 40 head in a field. The deer population just keeps exploding every year.


As another week rolls by, empty fields keep showing up and full grain bins take their place. I place harvest at around 85 percent complete. With the weather we had late summer, yields have been surprisingly good. Farmers are making preparations for next spring’s tillage. Fall fertilizer and lime applications are going on as guys wrap up harvest.