By Paul Schmitt
A warmer and dryer autumn has area farmers making up for lost time. Above average rainfall this summer had many farmers anxious and worried about the fall harvest season, but Rich Olson from Olson Family Farm in southern Door County says the crops, especially the corn, have rebounded well.
As for the corn fields that are still standing, Olson notes that not all corn is harvested for silage. He says some corn is left to go to more maturity where farmers will harvest the grain for what is called shelled corn. That corn is harvested about a month after the silage corn.