South central North Dakota has been the recipient of plentiful rains this summer. Linton, North Dakota farmer Tom Bernhardt says it’s not very often that excellent crop conditions and green grass continue in August. “The amount of bales in some fields is quite impressive. Some producers are going to get a third cutting of alfalfa, which is very rare in Emmons County.” Bernhardt does have some concern with the row crops, particularly corn, saying warmer weather and sunshine is needed to reach maturity. “The is done pollinating, but we are a little behind with GDUs,” says Bernhardt. “At this time of the year, we should be way past blistering, and that’s where we are at right now.”
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