Wet fields continue to delay harvest near Dickinson, North Dakota. There’s been three inches of rain in the last week. Eberts Harvesting owner Myron Eberts says their spring wheat was harvested before the rains began, with minimal quality issues. “The yields were across the board. The later wheat was poorer, in the 30 to 40 bushel range. In the other fields, yields were around 60 bushels an acre. Now, fields in the area look tough.” Eberts says Kenmare, North Dakota is the next stop. Warmer temperatures in the forecast could help dry fields, but some farmers aren’t sure if the wheat will be worth harvesting. “There are lots of quality issues. In the eastern part of North Dakota, there are lots of falling numbers,” he says. “We’ll see what happens when the sun shines for a week. That will tell the story.” This Harvest Hotline segment is made possible by the North Dakota Mill, U.S. Custom Harvesters and AgCountry Farm Credit Services.
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