Farmers, neighbors avoid worst
October 24, 2019
The late pulse crop harvest – garbanzos and lentils – continues on the Palouse, with some fields abandoned, some seeded right over the top for next year's wheat and some cut.
The delays were due to waiting out moisture; farmers hoping that beans would dry out enough to reach standards at the grain elevators for sale.
“It was a testament to the three to four neighbors, five to 10 combines on a field on those few afternoons they could go,” said Allen Druffel, a farmer outside Colton and chairman of the Washington Pulse Crops Commission.
Once cut, many growers took trucks of garbanzo...