Mattson Farms is a large scale, no-till, dry land, cereal grains farming operation. We are located north of Chester, Montana, situated between the Sweet Grass Hills and Tiber Dam Recreation Area. Since 1911 our farm has been 100% family owned and operated.
August 8, 2013
The 2013 harvest is fast upon us.
In May, the forcast for a 2013 harvest at all was bleak at best. We went through the entire month of May, typically our rainy season, with absolutely zero rainfall until the very last week of the month. Much of our continuous cropped acres suffered due to drought, but what remained made a boastfull come back as we have now had a moisture event nearly every week since. As harvest rolls near, the combines are ready, crops are almost ready, but the rain continues to fall on Mattson Farms, making us wonder how late harvest might end up being. With every storm cloud, also comes the liklihood of the much dreaded hail storm. So far we have been lucky, with only a few fields getting hit, but the white combine has taken many fields around us.
As of the second week in August begins, we have finished our green pea crop harvest and are impatiently waiting for our winter wheat harvest to begin. The crop looks beautiful, so we are anxious to get into the field. Also, with fall planting not far away, we are once again looking at the potential of performing both harvest and planting operations at the same time.
Custom Pesticide Application
Mattson Farms is commercially licensed for pesticide applications. Using a Case 4420 & 4430, 120' boom, self-propelled sprayer for all herbicide, fungicide, insecticide, and liquid fertilizer stream-bar applications.
Custom Fertilizer Application
With a 70' boom Case 4520 Floater Truck, Mattson Farms is happy to help with fertilizer spreading needs when springtime seeding keeps you busy.
Mattson Farms produces High Quality, High Protein, Winter & Spring Wheat with remarkable baking qualities. Grain can be purchased in any quantity, from pounds to bushels. See our grain page for milling specs.