Rain delays are slowing down silage chopping near Murdock, Minnesota. On Tuesday, the area received nearly three inches of rain. CY Harvesting’s Nathan Collins says variability in the corn crop is definitely noticeable. “We’ve had a lot of rain in some areas.” While quality has been good on the higher ground, Collins adds there isn’t a lot of nutritional value in the low spots. “There’s still tonnage there, but it’s probably half the height. Some of it’s only two/three feet tall,” says Collins. On a positive note, moisture content hasn’t been a concern. “Ideal moisture is anything under 70 percent or over 62 percent, and we’re easily harvesting that.”
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