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Machinery Chatter
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Nov 26, 2013 02:44 PM CST

Harvest on my family's small eastern Nebraska farm is completed for another year. Overall, things went fairly smoothly, despite some hiccups along the way.

As many farmers across the Corn Belt can attest, the last three growing season have seen extremes to both sides.

In 2011 and 2013, we had good moisture during the growing season and yields were high -- in some cases record high. Wedged in between these years was 2012 and we saw a severe drought in which crops did not receive nearly enough moisture and yields were low.

These three years individually are not surprising as ...

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