The Cooking Ladies

Soybean Harvest Time in Southwestern Ontario

On a hot, dry, dusty day in October, the soybeans are ready. The delicate plants are brown and brittle. Over two million acres of soybeans are grown annually in Ontario.

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Farmers spend hours on their combines, the monster machines that cut off the entireĀ plant and separate the cherry-pit size beans from the stalks and pods.

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The beans are transferred in the field from the combine to wagons that take the beans to the farmyard for pickup.

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Gravity empties the beans from the wagons into a hopper outfitted with an auger that shoots the beans into a transport truck.

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As the sun sets at the end of a long day, the soybean crop is on the way to market.

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