Braathen Harvesting owner Kent Braathen started harvest in the Onida, South Dakota area in mid-July. Fast forward five months and he’s still trying to harvest the corn. “There’s been lots of 150 to 180 bushel yields. They have a decent corn crop. It’s just been difficult to get it out,” he says. “There was a slow dry down. Once it dried down, it handled better.” Braathen says there’s 30 to 40 percent of corn left in the Onida area. Some farmers are going to wait until 2020 to harvest. Others will harvest as soon as they can. Braathen says the crop is withstanding the weather decent.
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