Some North Dakota farmers wrapped up the 2019 corn harvest this past week. Jamestown, North Dakota farmer Terry Wanzek was done on Thursday. “I’ve farmed for 44 years and this is the first time in my life I’ve ever combined in January, February and March,” said Wanzek. The test weight for corn is in the upper 40 to 50 pounds. “It’s nothing to brag about, but it has been marketable. Ethanol plants helped us market the lower test weight corn.” Hannaford farmer Dennis Haugen said most of the corn on his farm is harvested. “We’ll just wait for the rest until the snow is gone and everything dries down a bit.” Haugen said there are some farmers who have quite a bit of corn to harvest. “If you go south, east and west of our farm there are farmers struggling with the mud badly. We’ve been fortunate. We haven’t had a mud problem for some reason,” explained Haugen. “We’ve been able to roll, but it’s getting slippery on top of hills.”
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