Harvest 2019 Got Us Down

  • Published: 13 November 2019
  • Harvest 2019 Got Us Down. Literally and Figuratively this sucks. Downed Corn is a serious pain in the a$$. What a year!! Can we be done yet?! #harvest2019

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Comments • 859

  • I'm wondering
    I'm wondering  4 weeks back

    Thank you allowing me in on your day. Watching you harvest in water and ice was fascinating to me. I had no idea of what farmers face during harvest.
    I feel more connected to the world of farmers through your videos.
    I truly hope for you and your crew through the remainder of the season. And I am a bit wondering...
    whether your filming for this channel is helping or hindering you.

    • Nathan Stansell
      Nathan Stansell  4 weeks back

      @lonewolf025 Right, the power of speaking eloquently.

    • lonewolf025
      lonewolf025  4 weeks back

      I was going to comment along the same lines about how interesting the videos are, but this post is so much more eloquent than what I had in mind. But I agree 100%

    • Millennial Farmer
      Millennial Farmer   4 weeks back

      Thank you for watching and for the kind words! There are definitely times when dealing with the camera is an additional pain, which is why there are not quite as many videos this harvest. Overall though, this channel has been a great thing for us so I certainly can't complain about it!

  • Zach’s Bikes
    Zach’s Bikes  5 days back

    Hey when is the map coming out of your farm on farming simulator 19 would love an update

    • Jimmie Ferguson
      Jimmie Ferguson  1 weeks back

      50 to 60 years ago my family in southern Illinois did not combine corn we hand picked it. We tried to have at least 4 adult men, two on each side of a wagon, we walked along as the tractor or mule pulled wagon would move along very slow down a row of corn. The driver was usually an older child 10 to 15 years old. The smaller children would pick up some of the lower hanging corn and cobs that had fallen to the ground. Most of the fields were 10 to 40 acres, but there were times I have helped with fields as large as 80 to 100 acres.

      • carson Saurdiff
        carson Saurdiff  1 weeks back

        dont feel to bad we still have 200 acers of wheat in the field

        • Jurgen G
          Jurgen G  2 weeks back

          Hay man were is my snack😀

          • Jurgen G
            Jurgen G  2 weeks back

            Did you now that everything that John Deere makes from2015has a tribe!🚜

            • Silver Creek Riflehaus
              Silver Creek Riflehaus  2 weeks back

              I feel for ya! It’s never fun fighting crummy conditions and your attitude stays WAY more PG than mine does!

              • josh mcclellan
                josh mcclellan  2 weeks back

                Demo the maya america corn head

                • theda850two
                  theda850two  2 weeks back

                  Retail non-contract price for LP a few miles north of you is $1.57 : - (

                  • iBelieve Gaming
                    iBelieve Gaming  2 weeks back


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                      • Barry Lusk
                        Barry Lusk  2 weeks back

                        You may not believe me but I spent a lot of time working on a dairy and meat farm. I remember working in a silage tower and having the silage stuff falling on my head as I spread it around. I also worked in the slaughterhouse which I noticed you do not have. This is Grand Fork British Columbia and when I was 16/17. You probably dismissed me when I drew your attention, to belt drive and exposed electric motors. Has anyone lost their arm yet?

                        Any way Love your stuff and you talking to a guy whose knows something about sylage....do you?

                        • David Carlson
                          David Carlson  3 weeks back

                          Drago would pick that up!

                          • Garland Henry
                            Garland Henry  3 weeks back

                            Watching this video is painful. My hat is off to you guys. This video was so good I can feel your pain 😩

                            • Jos Manz
                              Jos Manz  3 weeks back

                              If you guys need help am up

                              • Brock
                                Brock  3 weeks back

                                2019 harvest season is not good period.

                                • CPUDOCTHE1
                                  CPUDOCTHE1  3 weeks back

                                  This is the first year in this area in at least 50 years that we were praying for no more rain in August.

                                  • Darren Kooger
                                    Darren Kooger  3 weeks back

                                    What type of radios do you use ?

                                    • Brian A
                                      Brian A  3 weeks back

                                      All you gotta do is spray a mixture of viagra on the corn, come back 20 min later and the whole crop will be standing straight for you!😂

                                      • Tom Cleghorn
                                        Tom Cleghorn  3 weeks back

                                        Zach don't let the trials and tribulations of harvest get too you. Look on the bright side of things. You have a plan and you got a free lunch!

                                        • fieromike1
                                          fieromike1  3 weeks back

                                          You have such a great whatever it takes attitude. I am not a farmer but i totally appreciate hard work. Oh my God you guys never quit! I’m praying that you get the job done without any more problems and the weather holds up long enough for you to finish what you have to finish.

                                          • Jacob Spannbauer
                                            Jacob Spannbauer  3 weeks back

                                            lol funny part is you were a topic at the diner tabel,last night

                                            • Andrew Miller
                                              Andrew Miller  3 weeks back

                                              Oof rough day. Almost makes me want to offer to come help. Trucker not a farmer but if it's got an engine I can figure it out.

                                              • Crawford White
                                                Crawford White  3 weeks back

                                                Did the LPG tanker arrive

                                                • xuser48
                                                  xuser48  3 weeks back

                                                  You should use grain elevators to move your harvest from silo to silo.

                                                  • Tyler Gates
                                                    Tyler Gates  3 weeks back

                                                    Okay boomer

                                                    • Reaper Gt500
                                                      Reaper Gt500  3 weeks back

                                                      Man, I hate stripping cotton in 25 degrees.... couldn’t imagine those temps. If y’all ever want a break from the cold, I got a bowl buggy you can drive. Ha

                                                      • D2farms
                                                        D2farms  3 weeks back

                                                        Looks like me last week ice field combining.

                                                        • Everythingisgoingtobealright

                                                          Good times

                                                          • MilkMan608
                                                            MilkMan608  3 weeks back

                                                            Your Dad is one cool character!

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                                                              • Bob Johnson
                                                                Bob Johnson  4 weeks back

                                                                Great video. ( Too bad try are ruined by big pharma ads )

                                                                • jimW133
                                                                  jimW133  4 weeks back

                                                                  Tough day. :-(

                                                                  • Something Something Something

                                                                    "Monsanto", "Round-Up", "hybrid".. yeah, that sounds absolutely terrible. Please don't plant that again.

                                                                    • Lip Lipon
                                                                      Lip Lipon  4 weeks back

                                                                      Я Я МАТКА!!

                                                                      • Lauris
                                                                        Lauris  4 weeks back

                                                                        how much hectares do u own? in total

                                                                        • Adam Wiseman
                                                                          Adam Wiseman  4 weeks back

                                                                          Zack should try a couple years of swing shift factory work so he could see this is every night for some people. Great video though.

                                                                          • James Martinez
                                                                            James Martinez  4 weeks back

                                                                            #23 why don't you pull out, so I can dump on you. 🙊

                                                                            • Russ Recker
                                                                              Russ Recker  4 weeks back

                                                                              Dang Zach that was the best video showing the struggles of getting the crop off. Raised on a farm in Michigan I've been thru some of the same struggles. Back in the day I used a new Holland pull behind picker and it would fall thru the ice throwing the head off the rows. I used some choice words. I'm sure you did too off camera.

                                                                              • Todd Millard
                                                                                Todd Millard  4 weeks back

                                                                                Guess you guys will have to trade her off on that 780 next season, and that folding header, and the RT for RX, and that grain cart lol. Expensive but necessary upgrades

                                                                                • leo smith
                                                                                  leo smith  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Welcome to the grand solar minimum happens every 200 / 400 years crop loss famine monger minimum 1600 s 1800 Dalton minimum 2020 eddy minimum sorry every year forward the weather will be worse :(

                                                                                  • Scott B
                                                                                    Scott B  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Dr for realz??? That's just crazy.. Please watch 911follow the money on YouTube

                                                                                    • Gavin Wurm
                                                                                      Gavin Wurm  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Was that randy in the beginning of the video? When you said we’re running late?

                                                                                      • David Scheub
                                                                                        David Scheub  4 weeks back

                                                                                        So what hybrid was that?

                                                                                        • Alexander Browning
                                                                                          Alexander Browning  4 weeks back

                                                                                          what exactly is the thing smoking at night?

                                                                                          • bullsnutsoz
                                                                                            bullsnutsoz  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Look you are great blokes;fabulous farmers: i believe the Monsatan is loose in your fields..I could be ass up but can we please have strait corn without the mon saton.
                                                                                            I am a tough old bloke; even I have problems digesting the crook grains we now have all coming from GMO.
                                                                                            This GMO rubbish is going the way of button down shoes: time for great farmers to go back to old ways.

                                                                                            • chris huss
                                                                                              chris huss  4 weeks back

                                                                                              the people in control of weather modification, are hurting the american farmer! lose gmo products, they're not tough enough!

                                                                                              • John Deere 8400
                                                                                                John Deere 8400  4 weeks back

                                                                                                You need a corn head real it’s the only thing that will help. I knew from experience