Farmers at the Northern Corn and Soybean Expo were hoping to put 2019 in the rear view mirror, but that can be hard to do when over half of the state’s corn crop is still standing. “It is kind of ironic when you talk to producers here that took the day off from the combine to come here and it is February,” said Oakes, North Dakota farmer Scott German. National Corn Growers Association Past President Kevin Skunes, who farms at Arthur, North Dakota, says the amount of residue in the field will require some extra work. “In the Red River Valley and the heavier ground, you’re not going to be able to go out and work the corn stalks down. There’s a lot of foliage laying on the ground and that makes quite a mat and tough to dry out underneath. Probably, a lot of it is going to get burnt off.”
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