Kub's Den
Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
Wed Sep 30, 2015 08:14 AM CDT

What will farmers do to fill their October days once the robots take over? One hundred years after the first Farmall tractor was shipped to your farm, crops are now being harvested with equipment of such size, speed, and efficiency it would have been inconceivable to your grandfather.

This week's Crop Progress report from USDA showed that, given the mostly favorable weather, farmers were going after soybeans relatively faster than corn (21% of soybeans harvested by Sunday evening, compared to 18% of the nation's corn fields). The reaping of the Corn Belt's row crops is a process that typically spreads ...

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