Spring wheat harvest in the Hannaford, North Dakota is nearing completion. Farmer Dennis Haugen says progress has been delayed by recent rains. “We got to about the 80 percent mark and then the heavy rains came. Some guys have had to leave the wet spots because there’s standing water,” says Haugen. Both quality and yield have been good, but traces of ergot were found. “It hasn’t been enough for anyone to get rejected though, that I’ve heard of.” In the area, soybeans planted in lighter soils and on hilltops were impacted by hot and dry conditions. However, Haugen says rains came at the right time and expects an average crop. “There are some fields the yield monitor could jump from zero-to-50.”
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