In northeast North Dakota, Minto farmer Steven Schuster says wheat yields are down compared to the last couple of years. “The wheat quality was excellent, but we would’ve liked to see ten more bushels per acre. We’re lucky because I know some farmers are battling sprout damage and falling numbers.” Compared to last year, the soybean and corn crops should yield closer to average for the area. ““While we are still abnormally dry, they should yield better than last year,” says Schuster. “The soybeans perk up with some rain, but droop over again two days later. There is some firing in the lower leaves of corn.” Schuster was one of the stops on the final leg of the Red River Farm Network Crop Tour, presented by Pioneer.
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