Just as rice harvest 2019 starts in Brazil we suffer a tractor breakdown. I visit my favorite farming family in Joinville, Brazil on there second day of rice harvest. Perhaps I bring a little bad luck because their harvest combine breakdown–just as I had mentioned that we suffered several tractor breakdowns downs during our 2018 rice harvest.
Fortunately during the down time I meet a neighboring rice farmer and his family; who are also harvesting rice. I spend a little time riding around on their equipment. Check out my video about our difficult 2018 rice harvest: “Death by Harvest: A Story of Tractor Breakdowns!”