The 1989 California rice harvest was one to remember. Early fall rains created poor cutting conditions and extended the harvest late into fall.
The slow cutting and down rice reflects the harvest we had this year in 2017. However, instead of rain we had intense heat which cause rapid overgrowth of the rice plant which took it down and created slow difficult cutting conditions.
In 1989 Pops harvested 1,000 acres of rice with 3 Massy Ferguson MF 760s.
Today we have a John Deere CTSII and 9660 CTS as well as a Claas Lexion 595R. We farm 1,600 acres of rice.