Mother Nature Keeps Farmers on Their Toes for #Harvest18

As farmers hit the fields to harvest corn and soybeans, Mother Nature is keeping them on their toes. While some are experiencing perfect harvest conditions, others are facing flooding, frost and even snow. Take a look at some of these #Harvest18photos below:

Illinois Corn tweeted perfect weather conditions for the state’s corn farmers.

The weather certainly looked ideal in Grand Ridge, Illinois, as Darren Walter took to the corn field.

However, in other parts of the state, flooding was a concern. Tim Bender shot this video of saturated fields in Aden, Illinois.

Dropping to 28ºF, or -2ºC, it was a chilly day to harvest in Saskatchewan, Canada. Jeff Mathieson captured this photo of frosty conditions.

In parts of Alberta, Canada, it looked more like Christmas rather than harvest season.

That’s not dust, it’s snowflakes. Take a look at this video Tyler Newsham shot of his pea harvest in Alberta, Canada.

Despite a mix of strange harvest conditions across North America, Josh Schick from Gridley, Illinois, captured this beautiful picture of his harvest at sunset.

Harvest season is only just underway for many parts of the country, and many farmers are keeping an eye on the sky as they bring crops off the fields. Check back with AgWeb next week to see if other strange weather conditions arise. Want to see more photos like these? Search for #Harvest18 on Facebook and Twitter.

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