DTN Blog of the Week
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:12 AM CDT

When the day doesn't go as planned at harvest, you have to keep plugging away. Just ask Chris Zenker about one day last week.

The previous day had been blue sky perfect for the Zenker family's harvest. The soybeans cut sweet and poured big into the grain carts. Supper in the field was hot and tasty. And a full moon watched placidly as the crew moved equipment for an early start the next day.

But this is North Dakota -- near the tiny town of Gackle, to be precise -- and two consecutive perfect days in October are rare. So ...

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