With little-to-no moisture and the heat, the small grains are taking a beating. “The wheat, oats and barley doesn’t like extreme heat when it is coming into the reproductive stage with jointing and early flag,” said Danny Brandt, who farms at Ada, Minnesota. “It is still wait-and-see because the combine tells the true story to see how bad we did or did not get hurt.” Brandt says the corn and sugarbeet stands have also been hurt by the dry conditions.
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