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Fall harvest of field corn and soybeans is in full swing in the Midwest! Whether it’s a long day driving the combine, grain cart, semi-truck and trailer or lunch mobile, farmers and their families are very busy this time of year.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to harvest a big field of these crops?
Farmers drive combines through their fields to cut the plants and collect the corn or soybeans. In the video below, notice how the combine discards the chaff from the back, similar to how a lawnmower leaves grass clippings on your yard. This adds nutrients back into the soil and helps control soil erosion.