Kazakhstan – Harvesting under 20 cm of snow and minus 10 degrees C
Despite the nearly 20-cm (8-inch) layer of snow on the grain fields of Northern Kazakhstan the harvesters keep working. The snow and cold cannot stop the combine because about 20% of the crop still remains in the fields, reported television channel CTC.
For farmers this year turned out to be difficult. Spring experienced drought, summer torrential rains, and now early autumn snow. But the work does not stop in bad weather and frost.
It’s no joke. According to official data, about 20% of the crops still remain in the fields, including wheat, oats, barley and canola. Growers complain that what they will gather out of the snow, will most likely be fit only for animal feed.