Harvest is slow going near Onida, South Dakota. Braathen Harvesting owner Kent Braathen started harvest July 16 and hasn’t left the area. Soybeans, corn and sunflowers still need to be harvested. “The soybeans are at 50 bushels an acre or more, the sunflowers are damaged by the hail so it’s hard to be accurate with the yield and there hasn’t been much corn harvested.” Braathen says dry weather is needed. “We’ll see how things play out. This isn’t the first time this has ever happened. We’ve harvested sunflowers in November and corn in December.” This Harvest Hotline update is made possibly by the North Dakota Mill, AgCountry Farm Credit Services and U.S. Custom Harvesters, Incorporated.
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