Farmers in central North Dakota experienced variable conditions all growing season long. Near Grace City, Justin Topp says there were a fair amount of prevent plant acres of his farm. Then, conditions turned dry in June. “We had some really good and some really poor barley fields. The richer soil definitely held on and the sandier soil definitely did not.” With small grains harvest complete, Topp is working on pinto bean harvest. “They survived the heat early on and look really good. The pods filled nicely and I’m hopeful the late season harvest will go smoothly.”
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