Harvest starts are delayed this year all across the region due to uncharacteristically rainy conditions in April, May and June, with cooler temperatures all adding up to almost all facets of small-grains harvest running behind the usual time table. Archer UR Ranch kicked off harvest earlier this week due to similar delaying factors. In this photo from the 2021 harvest, Cody Chapman, left, and Dan Chapman, paused for a minute before resuming cutting on their Crall Hollow fields. This year, combines will have Dan and Anne Chapman's sons Cody and Randy in the cb, along with third combine driver, Robert Winkler (not pictured).
DAYTON–The Archer UR Ranch is another of Columbia County's many multi-generational wheat and cattle operations that has a long history in the area, roots deep into not only the soil, but also in the interconnections of long-time families of this county.
Growing day-by-day and year-by-year is the family's sixth generation, if history proves out in the future.