Wimbledon, North Dakota farmer Joe Ericson woke up Wednesday morning to a couple inches of wet, heavy snow. Ericson hadn’t started soybean or corn harvest due to continued wet conditions in the area. “The wheat has been taken off and that is it. Hail early in the growing season kind of stunted the corn and soybeans.” said Ericson. “We were going to start corn harvest, but then it started raining and hasn’t quit. Moisture was in the mid-20s before this weather hit.” When Ericson is able to resume harvest activity, the corn and soybeans are expected to be average to above average. “There are a lot of bushels out there, and I hope this wet weather hasn’t taken too much of the yield off. At this rate, we’ll be in the field until Christmas, which it looks like outside right now.”
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