Re: Largest Wheatfarms
Quote:Diamond Ring Farms in SD had 28,000 acres of wheat this year. That has to be the most wheat of any farmer in the US as far as I know. There is also a 100,000 acre farm SE of Denver, CO, but I don't know how much was in wheat though. Thats all I know. I'm sure there are more wheat kings out there.
The farm you're talking about is out of Byers Colorado. The farmer's name starts with an L but I cannot for the life of me think of what it is. He leased 23 2388's a while back ago to do his summer wheat harvest. So that should tell you the kind of acres this guy has. He plowed up all his pasture ground just to plant it to wheat.
The guys name is linnebur (sp?). They start lining combines up is the spring on the south side of US 36 between byers and last chance. makes an impressive lineup, lots of money. makes a guy wonder where he comes up with help.
That guy has a brother that farms north of limon colorado that i have talked to about combining. He has 12-22000 acres of wheat a year. organic stuff, i would guess makes 15-25, it is in really rough country, ditches and terraces and stuff, not prime land to say the least. He will gaurantee 1000 acres a combine but it was too cheap for me, $13 cut and haul to on farm storage. It is really neat to go down there during harvest, a rat race to say the least...i know some of his neighbors...they are entertained to say the least. Got a whole fleet of old stigers, if you ever have the chance to see either operation it is well worth a few extra miles.