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Farmer says harvest is going a lot like planting

A northern Missouri farmer says his harvest is going a lot like planting this spring. Matt Lambert of Laclede says he’s looking forward to a dry spell in the next 10 days.

“It seems like we’ve had lot of delays and hold-ups due to the wet weather. Actually, our crop is just now getting dry enough to be able to get into the field and we’re finally having the first good week of running here in north central Missouri.”

Lambert harvested corn for a couple of days last week but ran into some wet corn so he switched to beans.

His corn yields are better than he expected, “We weren’t anticipating a real good crop just because of all the wet weather but after we got our combines out in the field we were really happy with the yields we are getting. They’ve been pretty inconsistent within the fields but overall our field averages, we’ve been happy with.”

Lambert says his bean yields are also better than expected, so far. He has about 25% of soybeans harvested.

Lambert had to take prevent plant on 200 acres because a flooded creek put two fields under water.

He tells Brownfield he wants to be done with harvest before January, “I’d just like to get 2019 over with and 2019 is my goal.”

Lambert talked about the success of he and his wife’s Uptown Farms fall event. Matt is an officer of the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council and Leopold Conservation award winner.

Interview with Matt Lambert

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