The corn crop in the Clearbrook/Gully area of northwest Minnesota is very inconsistent. Chad Dyrdahl says the dry weather has taken its toll. “There’s some with absolutely no ears on the crop and some that looks like it will go 130-to-140 bushel per acre. It looks like you had trouble with your planter, but it’s not the planter’s fault at all.” It’s hard to imagine with the recent heat, but Dyrdahl’s ground has had frost damage. “I farm some peat land up by the wild rice paddies north of Gully about ten miles and it froze about 600 acres of my soybeans,” said Dyrdahl. “The old saying is peat don’t hold heat and I expected that up there, but not on August 13th.”
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