Calving and combining are typically two things farmers aren’t doing at the same time. However, this past year has been nothing short of unusual in the Northern Plains. Within the past month, farmers have resumed corn harvest throughout much of North Dakota.”The main thing, of course, farmers are waiting for is the test weight to increase,” says Mark Huso, owner, Huso Crop Consulting of Lakota, North Dakota. “Most of the 83-84-85-day maturing corn is still low test weight, but anything 80-day or lower is better. It has improved some from November or January, however, but it still has a little way to go.” Once the crop is off, farmers may face bigger issues like residue and ruts. Huso says it make take some work to get fields back into planting condition. Hear more in this RRFN story.