Hopeful harvest begins



With two combines cutting, the 2013 wheat harvest went into full swing Saturday for Cal Jost and Andrew Jost, father/son producers who farm south of Hillsboro. Andrew, who is driving the lead combine in top photo, said the crop has been ?excellent so far.? The test weight is good, and while they haven?t stopped long enough to figure exact yields, he characterized it as ?real good.? The Josts began cutting Friday afternoon; on Saturday alone they harvested 280 of their 1,700 acres.


If the weather holds, their harvest could be completed by the end of the week. In the top photo, Cal Jost operates the second combine while Mason McCarty drives the tractor pulling the grain wagon that shuttles the wheat to large trucks parked along the road (shown at right). Matt Jost and Wendell Schmidt served as truck drivers during the morning shift. ?I want to give God the glory for a good harvest,? Andrew said Monday. ?It?s an exciting year, and we?re very thankful. The provision is by his hand, and there?s only so much we can do. We?re humbled by what he provides for us.?

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