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Published: 10/14/2012 - Updated: 1 year ago


Fall Harvest on Local Farms

Though the drought and extreme heat of earlier summer 2012 hurt some of Douglas Pratt and properties south of Perrysburg, the acres he farms himself in the area are doing well. The Pratts live in the farm house in which he was born on land obtained by his great-great grandfather, William Pratt, in a land pact in 1815. On copies of the original documents, president John Quincy Adams' signature can be seen. Mid-Wood grain elevator has also experienced difficulty with the dry season in Bowling Green.

Douglas Pratt, 79, harvests part of his soy crop. Pratt farms soy, corn and wheat. Though the drought and extreme heat of earlier summer hurt some of his properties south of Perrysburg, the acres he farms himself in the area are doing well. The Pratt's live in the farm house in which he was born on land obtained by his great-great grandfather, William Pratt, in a land pact in 1815. On copies of the original documents, president John Quincy Adams' signature can be seen. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Douglas Pratt, 79, harvests part of his soy crop. Pratt farms soy, corn and wheat. Though the drought and extreme ...
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Enlarge | Buy This Photo "We're so fortunate here, to have the crops we got," Douglas Pratt, 79, said.
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Pratt and his wife own about 400 acres of land. He farms soy, corn and wheat. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Pratt and his wife own about 400 acres of land. He farms soy, corn and wheat.
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Enlarge | Buy This Photo "When it's over, it's over," Douglas Pratt, 79, said.
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Soy beans move from the combine operated by Douglas Pratt, 79, to a waiting truck. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Soy beans move from the combine operated by Douglas Pratt, 79, to a waiting truck.
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Pratt estimated the field of corn adjacent to one of his soy fields would be ready for harvest in a week or two. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Pratt estimated the field of corn adjacent to one of his soy fields would be ready for harvest in a week or two.
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Douglas Pratt, 79, harvests part of his soy crop with his combine. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Douglas Pratt, 79, harvests part of his soy crop with his combine.
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Douglas Pratt harvests part of his crop. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Douglas Pratt harvests part of his crop.
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Douglas Pratt, 79, ran his combine to harvest soy. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Douglas Pratt, 79, ran his combine to harvest soy.
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Pratt climbs into his tractor. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Pratt climbs into his tractor.
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The Pratt's live in the farm house in which he was born on land obtained by his great-great grandfather, William Pratt, in a land pact in 1815. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Pratt's live in the farm house in which he was born on land obtained by his great-great grandfather,...
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The Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio.
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Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator mill worker Jacob Leady monitors the unloading of corn at the Bowling Green, Ohio grainery. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator mill worker Jacob Leady monitors the unloading of corn at the Bowling Green, Ohio grainery.
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Portage, Ohio farmer Jim Canterbury harvests soy beans that will be taken to the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Portage, Ohio farmer Jim Canterbury harvests soy beans that will be taken to the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in ...
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Soy beans are dumped from a truck into an underground bin at the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Soy beans are dumped from a truck into an underground bin at the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio.
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Portage, Ohio farmer Rod Canterbury unloads soy beans at the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Portage, Ohio farmer Rod Canterbury unloads soy beans at the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio.
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Farmers line up to dump soy beans, corn and wheat at the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Farmers line up to dump soy beans, corn and wheat at the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio.
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Portage, Ohio farmer Jim Canterbury harvests soy beans that will be taken to the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Portage, Ohio farmer Jim Canterbury harvests soy beans that will be taken to the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in ...
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Portage, Ohio farmer Jim Canterbury harvests soy beans that will be taken to the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Portage, Ohio farmer Jim Canterbury harvests soy beans that will be taken to the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in ...
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Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator branch manager Kurt Dickey takes measures the moisture in a load of delivered soy beans to the Bowling Green, Ohio grainery. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator branch manager Kurt Dickey takes measures the moisture in a load of delivered soy beans ...
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