Farm Country Grain Harvest

This is a short visual and written effort describing cereal crop harvest on many small, medium and large farms on the northern prairies. Harvest time is a season of stress, anxiety and joy. This is the season when the rewards of a good or bad year become apparent. I have tried to include some simple explanations describing the process.


© Shirley Lannoo


Farmer Cutting Cereal Crop. A farmer cutting a tangled barley crop with a self-propelled swather (windrower) in south-central Manitoba, Canada early in a bright harvest day. As the day progresses with combines and windrowers on the land, the air becomes progressively more dust filled.

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