corn harvest

Corn Harvest 2019: Tips and Tools for a Great Harvest

September 16, 2019

Did you know the U.S. corn crop acreage could cover all of Germany? And that corn is grown on all continents except for Antarctica?

Corn is present in almost all parts of daily life for Americans. The most obvious consumption of corn is on its own as a food source. That being said, it is used for many other things, such as sweeteners, fuel ethanol, and starches. With corn presenting itself as such a crucial aspect of everyday life for many, it is important to also understand the amount of work that goes into the corn harvest every year. 

15 A-Maize-Ing Corn Statistics to Sharpen Up Your Grain Game

July 8, 2014

American producers’ contribution to the world’s corn market is substantial. Without American production, the world’s supply would take a massive hit, impacting all corners of the globe. In order to fulfill the needs of the growing population, farmers spend restless weeks during peak planting and harvesting season (weather permitting) aboard their agriculture equipment to achieve the highest yield possible.

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So, while we understand corn is a major American export, let’s take a closer look at just how valuable American production is to the global market and some other interesting figures. To help paint a clearer picture, we’ve put together a list of 15 corn statistics, enjoy!

Chopping to Success with the John Deere 606C StalkMaster Corn Head

September 9, 2013

As the fall corn harvest approaches, producers are preparing themselves as well as their machines for a few long months in the fields, cutting, chopping, and storing grain to achieve the largest yield possible.

While a number of factors contribute to a successful harvest, equipment such as the John Deere 606C StalkMaster Corn Head can greatly increase productivity, allowing operators to size and chop corn stalks while harvesting, eliminating second-pass operations and saving time, fuel, labor and additional tractor operating costs.

In this post, we will highlight some features of the 606C StalkMaster Corn Head that will allow operators to chop their way to success during this year’s fall harvest.

A Visual Look at Typical United States Corn Harvest Dates

September 4, 2013

As the summertime air slowly moves out and fall creeps in, the nation’s corn farmers prepare for their annual fall corn harvest, with big yields on their minds. Typical corn harvest dates vary across the country based on a number of factors, however, the Corn Belt (the majority producer of our nation’s corn), typically prepares to begin the fall harvest sometime in September.

The fall corn harvest seems to typically last an average of 2 months, however, this number also varies (as seen by Texas’ three and a half month harvest). So, whether you’re about to fire up the combine and grain cart, or you’re simply interested in learning when our nation’s farmers hit the field to harvest corn for grain, we hope this map serves as a helpful resource, enjoy!

Preparing for the fall with 5 John Deere Corn Harvest Videos

August 28, 2013

Outside of farmers themselves, it can be difficult to understand the amount of time and energy they spend trying to supply enough produce to feed our ever-expanding population. Prior to last year’s new product launch, the John Deere YouTube page introduced a series of five short videos (less than 3 minutes each) that bring an average man into a farming family’s world for a couple days in the fall.