The crops near Murdock, Minnesota are still suffering from the spring’s wet conditions, according to farmer Mike Yost. “In July and early August, rainfall has been about normal. We do not need moisture at this point and time.” Yost says dry beans look decent, but the corn and soybeans will have a yield decline. “We are estimating about 10 percent below trend line yields with a combination of late planting, compacted soils at planting and of course, we’ll need an October frost to realize the full potential of corn here.” Yost says about five percent of his farm land went into prevent plant and another five percent probably should have been put into prevent plant.
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