Harvest time is as important culturally as it is economically. It is the time of the year when farm families measure up the fruits of a season’s labor, not necessarily in money.
The money’s important, don’t get me wrong. But harvest time is when farmers find out how they did on all of the goals set in the winter.
They may have been goals on crop production, the results from a shift in land strategy or a project completed. Or they were goals that they could finance a child's education, marry off a daughter or convince a son to follow in their footsteps.