Corn Harvest: A Photo Essay

Tractors come alive in October. As the growing season comes to an end, farmers climb into their combines to clear their fields and prepare to transform the crops into cash. Urban Plains decided to visit two farms—one during the day and one at night—to see what the process looks like. We started by traveling to Deer Creek, Illinois, to see the farm of Dan Magarity. 

Here’s a view of the powerful machinery from inside the combine.

The sun goes down, but that doesn’t mean the work stops. A few nights later, Urban Plains visited the farm of Brian Jones in Greenfield, Iowa, to see the process at night.

Night Harvest

The corn is about to be swallowed up by the blades of the combine. Corn is thicker than soybeans, but combines harvest both via similar processes.

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