Corn is probably one of the most noticed crops during the growing season due to it's bright green color and it tall stalks.  Here a corn
chopper starts the harvest on a neighboring field.
It take a lot of costly equipment to harvest the corn.  Here a second chopper arrives to speed the cutting and chopping operation.
A total of two choppers and eight trucks will be required to complete this field over a period of two days.
Both straight and semi-trucks will haul to silage to a nearby dairy for storage.
Harvest Time
in the
Magic Valley
Harvest Time
in the
Magic Valley
Harvest Time
in the
Magic Valley
Fall is harvest time in the Magic Valley!
Corn is another major grain crop in the Magic Valley.  With the strong dairy industry and the very large numbers of dairy
cattle in the area, they require monumental amounts of feed.  Hay and corn are the two most used feed for the dairies.  
Corn is harvested in two different ways.  Much of the crop is havested while the stalks and ears are still green by cutting
and chopping.  The chopped corn is then stored as silage and feed to the dairy cattle.  A second way of harvesting corn is
to wait until the corn is fully matured and dried in the field and again cut and chop the ears into a product called earlage.