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.



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


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


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



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