World Record Harvest Postponed until Monday, October 3rd.

Wet conditions last week delayed the combining of 160 acre soybean crop until this week. Over 110 combines were set to harvest the crop, but rainy weather left the beans too wet to harvest. All planned events, including lunch (pork or beef on a bun) will go ahead on Monday, October 3rd starting at noon. Harvest for Hunger will take place on Highway 23, just one kilometer north of Monkton (between Listowel & Mitchell). The public is invited to watch the soybean harvest and bid in the live charity auction. Stratford Catholic Parish Community of St. Joseph’s & Immaculate Conception Church newsletter. 10/02/2011

 

Weather Concerns Bump World Record Harvest Attempt to Monday

Consider it a rain delay. The world record soybean harvest attempt slated for Friday near Monkton has been postponed. Organisors say the weather means the field will not be ready to be harvested on Friday. They’ve re-scheduled it now for Monday, October 3rd. Blackburn Agri-Media story 09/29/2011

 

World Record Harvest Postponed until Monday, October 3rd

Wet conditions in Ontario have forced the Harvest for Hunger group to postpone the harvest event until Monday, October 3rd. Over 110 combines were set to harvest the crop in record time this Friday, but rainy weather has left the beans too wet to harvest. All planned events, including lunch, will go ahead on Monday, October 3rd starting at noon. Presbyterian Church in Canada post. 09/29/2011

 

Media Advisory – Wet weather delays world record harvest attempt in Listowel, Ontario 09/29/2011

World record attempt and auction of harvested soybeans now scheduled for Monday, October 3. On Monday, October 3, 2011, a group of local farmers and hundreds of supporters from Perth County, Ontario will attempt to set a new world record by harvesting 160 acres of soybean crop with more than 100 combines in under 10 minutes. The event (Harvest for Hunger) was originally scheduled for September 30 but had to be postponed due to rain, which prevents harvesting. Canada News Wire story.

 

Foodgrains Bank fundraiser delayed by weather forecast 09/29/2011

Organizers of an ambitious harvesting project intended to raise funds for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank are delaying the event because of a weather forecast. Billed as an attempt to set the world record for the fastest soybean harvest, Harvest for Hunger will now take place on Monday rather than Friday because of rain in the forecast. The event will take place at noon on 160 acres near Monkton in Perth County. Better Farming story.

 

Wet weather delays world record harvest attempt in Listowel, Ontario 09/29/2011

On Monday, October 3, 2011, a group of local farmers and hundreds of supporters from Perth County, Ontario will attempt to set a new world record by harvesting 160 acres of soybean crop with more than 100 combines in under 10 minutes. The event (Harvest for Hunger) was originally scheduled for September 30 but had to be postponed due to rain, which prevents harvesting. Ag Weekly story.

 

Record soybean harvest try bumped – Postponed to Monday due to rain 09/29/2011

What could be the fastest soybean harvest on record has been delayed. The 10-minute harvest was set for this Friday afternoon and would have included at least 120 combines on a 160-acre field on Hwy. 23 about one kilometre north of Monkton. “The five farmers that have spearheaded this fundraiser for the better part of a year desperately wanted to stick to their Friday plan during a conference call on Wednesday but there was too much risk of wet soybeans on Friday,” said Elbert van Donkersgoed, a spokesperson for the group. Stratford Beacon Herald story.

 

Risk of rain postpones world record harvest 09/29/2011

There is just too much risk of rain on Friday, September 3O, for the Harvest for Hunger Committee to put 120+ combines in a 160-acre soybean field in Perth County. The attempt for the world record soybean harvest has been postponed until Monday, October 3 at a farm on Highway 23, 1 kilometre north of Monkton. Ontario Farmer story.

 

Media Advisory – Wet weather delays world record harvest attempt in Listowel, Ontario

World record attempt and auction of harvested soybeans now scheduled for Monday, October 3. The harvest will yield about 8,000 bushels of beans which will be divided and auctioned in lots ranging in size from one bushel to 1,600 bushels (enough to fill a 40 tonne truck). Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will sell the harvested soybean crop in a live unreserved charity auction during the event, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Each lot will be sold to the highest bidder, with no minimum bids or reserve prices. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) will also match proceeds raised in the auction. Middle East North Africa Financial Network story. 09/29/2011

 

Wet conditions mean the 160 acre soybean crop cannot be combined until next week

Wet conditions in Ontario have forced the Harvest for Hunger group to postpone the harvest event until Monday, October 3rd. Over 110 combines were set to harvest the crop in record time this Friday, but rainy conditions have left the beans too wet to harvest. All planned events, including lunch, will go ahead on Monday, October 3rd starting at noon. Canadian Foodgrains Bank post. 09/28/2011

 

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Bill Arthur Posted 2011-09-29 06:41:13.267

In one of these threads someone asked about the attempt to set a record for harvesting a field of soys. Here is the latest about it https://harvest4hunger.wordpress.com/ It has been postponed until Oct 3 1km north of Mitchell. Will be a problem pulling all the combines out of all the fields that need harvest when/if it quits raining maybe. 120+ combines is what they hope for.


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Herbicide Posted 2011-09-29 07:53:37.87

Thanks for the update,plan on being there for the fundraising event. Saw a video of similar event out west harvesting wheat. It takes a great deal of planning to put this together .My hats off to these organizers for doing a wonderful thing. And thanks to our Gov. in matching funds raised 4 to 1.


Bill ArthurPosted 2011-10-03 07:41:40.36


For those interested the CBC Morning Show from 6-8:30 am announced they will be interviewing someone about the Potential record Soybean speed harvest near Mitchell on their show tomorrow morning.

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