It is then rendered useless for harvest/human use and will most likely be cut as livestock feed at a tremendous financial loss to the producer.
Our harvest was finished three weeks ago on one of the last beautiful days of summer. We consider ourselves lucky because the cool and rainy weather of fall has set in early. Way too early in some cases.
The entire growing season was marked with wet weather which meant yields have been high. It also means that the crops ripened late and there is a great deal of grain still standing in the field. At a certain point, the wheat berries will even begin to sprout while on the stalk, or so I am told.
Remember the old saying: nothing's certain in life but death and taxes. So goes it for the farming and ranching game, too.