After the bout of wet and cool weather, farmers in the Northern Plains are resuming harvest. “We had a good run on soybeans before that spell,” says Wilmot, South Dakota farmer Jason Frerichs. “The soybean yields have been average to above average.” Frerichs was able to get back into the field this past week to combine corn, with moisture at 18-to-21 percent. Despite challenging growing and harvest conditions, the crop seems to be withstanding the elements. “The tops of corn plants are starting to break over, which creates more trash in the combine heads. Ears are holding on, which is our biggest concern, and stalks are standing up real nice.”
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