The forecast of 100% chance of rain did not prevent the setting of a new world record for the fastest harvest of a quarter section. Thousands of witnesses in Winkler, MB observed as the clouds parted and the sun shone on the record attempt. While the rain poured down only 3 city blocks from the site, a new record of 11 minutes and 8 seconds was set.
A group out of Westlock, AB previously claimed the record for the fastest harvest in 1998 harvesting 160 acres in 15 minutes and 42 seconds.
Harvest for Kids later learned that the 2006 event did break a previously recorded Guinness record for the most combines simultaneously harvesting a single field. And Australian was awarded the record for 75 combines on a single field. The Winkler record was set with 100.