The delayed harvest is not ideal for local soybean growers. Marion, North Dakota farmer and independent crop consultant Matt Danuser says the soybeans are averaging 55 bushels per acre, decent for the crop. It’s just tough to combine with the snow. “Every one is struggling with harvest in the area, with a few farmers managing to finish.” Moisture content of the soybeans has been up to 20 percent, an incentive for farmers to focus on corn harvest.
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