Despite dry conditions throughout much of the growing season, Fordville, North Dakota farmer Joe Miller says harvest yields have been surprising. So far, Miller has harvested wheat, canola and dry edible beans. “Had a pretty good canola crop, averaging about a ton. Some of that was on new breaking ground, so no disappointments there.” Miller was expecting a below average dry bean crop, but it was also surprisingly better. “Some acres ran about 20 bags, while others were running about 15 bags.” Farmers in the Fordville area have started harvesting soybeans and corn. Miller expects to begin as soon as dry bean harvest is complete.