Bart Schott: Let it stand

Inside Dakota Ag

'Let it stand' might be the answer in the Dakotas when corn is still 30% moisture in November

Published on: September 7, 2010

I saw Bart Schott, of Kulm, N.D., at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, last week

Schott is the current vice president of the National Corn Growers Association.

One of the last times I saw Schott he was in a cornfield in late October, cleaning the snow off his combine.

"Not going to have to combine in the snow this year," I said.

"Probably not," he said, "But we’re not afraid of it anymore."

The 30% moisture corn Schott had left in the field last year and combined in the spring didn’t have to dried and was 2 pounds heavier than the corn he harvested in the fall.

"Not many people are going to combine 30% corn and dry it anymore," he said. "They'll let it stand."