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We really don’t like moving farm equipment any more than we have to, but sometimes it just has to happen. Here’s Scott, moving the drill between two farms. It’s hard to see in the picture – I was driving the pilot car – but he takes up both lanes, so there isn’t much room for anyone else to get down the road. We try to move on Sunday mornings when there is little traffic, but even with that, we can slow things down quite a bit. But after the corn comes off the fields, small grains such as barley or wheat need to be planted back onto the field within a day or so. These cover crops keep the soil in place over the winter, and provide competition for the few weeds that may still try to come up. So the drill follows the combines, making sure that fields go into winter looking like this.

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