Evansville, Minnesota based custom harvester Shawn Johnson has a crew harvesting wheat in Wolf Point, Montana. Johnson says the very first yields are coming in around 15-to-20 bushels per acre, which is better than last year. However, it is still dry in eastern Montana. “The heat the last two weeks has really burnt up the crop. There’s still some green, but the yellow spots in the fields are just crunchy, hard and shriveled up.” Within two weeks, Johnson Harvesting will be moving into Saskatchewan to harvest lentils.
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