Drought conditions in the Hazen, North Dakota area is making a major impact on the crop. John Weinand is able to harvest some. “The winter wheat we harvested was the poorest we ever cut, but it ran anywhere from 10 to 20 bushels/acre. We harvested field peas and they were equally as poor. The barley yield was surprising at more than 40 bushels/acre.” Drought conditions are forcing alternative harvesting. “We did hay one quarter of winter wheat. The crop adjusters had it at 1.1 bushels/acre. That wasn’t worth harvesting for grain, so we hayed that,” explains Weinand. “With that kind of a crop, you only get about three quarters of a bale per acre. That’s a lot of work. Generally, the corn is also very poor. Not sure how many of my corn fields will be harvested for grain.”
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