"Great American Wheat Harvest" film captures impact of last year's drought
The director and producer of the "Great American Wheat Harvest" documentary says the movie is not about the big machines but the people who are impacted in several states by the custom harvesting of wheat every year.
Conrad Weaver says he is thrilled to be at this point where he is showing his final product to the country. Weaver says weather and the impact of last year's drought and early freeze on the harvest is a major part of the story.
The movie follows Jim and Tracy Zeorian of Zeorian Harvesting of Manley, Nebraska through harvest in Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado.
The Zeorians say the movie captures their life as a family on the road with their harvesting equipment and a traveling trailer house.
The 60 minute film explores the life of five different custom harvest crews on how the crop goes from the field to table.
The film is being featured this weekend at the Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff - tonight and Saturday night at 7:30 and a matinee on Sunday at 1:30 pm.
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