Harvesting record Wisconsin corn crop

Dan Hansen

CLINTONVILLE — Unseasonably warm, dry weather during the first two weeks of November helped producers in central Wisconsin make considerable progress in harvesting this fall’s record corn crop.


It’s challenging for combine operators to maintain concentration during 12- to 15-hour, or longer, days in the field. As conditions dry later in the day, operators are often able to pick up the pace as they move through fields.

To save time, the corn is transferred from the combine to the grain cart while both are on the move.

Grain cart

A full grain cart and two combine hoppers will fill this grain truck before it heads for a nearby elevator’s storage facility.

About the only thing currently holding up the harvest is a lack of space at several storage facilities, as many are not accepting corn at this time.