According to Rolette, North Dakota farmer Ryan Pederson, dryness remains after one of the biggest rains this year, sixty-hundredths of an inch. “We do contract barley acres with Anheuser-Busch and they came to look at barley stands last week. We stopped by a field I hadn’t been by for about one week. The emergence was really poor. I was hopeful on the way out to the field we would have had good sprouts on the barley with recent rains, but I was disappointed with what I saw,” said Pederson. “The ground had a color change, but it didn’t feel wet.” Pederson is concerned. “Some fields are going backwards, not filling in like we thought they would.”
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