After no rain for the first month and a half after planting, Tor Bergstrom has caught a handful of small rains at Finley, North Dakota. The soybeans are using all of that moisture. “You cannot get away from no snow in the winter and 40 days with no rain; everything that falls gets sucked up instantly.” During the Boots on the Ground Tour, Bergstrom said he is optimistic about his soybean crop if there are rains in late July or early August. “We’ve all seen a plant two feet tall that looks like a banana tree throwing beans all over and we’ve had beans four feet tall and look like a stalk and there’s more pods on the little one. The soybean is a miracle crop and if we get rains in August, I’m still very hopeful.”
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