Soybean harvest is getting started in North Dakota. At the Alton Grain Terminal in Hillsboro, Grain Department Manager Cory Tryan says the early soybeans coming in vary in size, but test weights and quality are ok. “The pods are moist. We’ve seen a green bean here and there, but it doesn’t add up to a discount or any problems with quality.” Tryan says early soybean moisture is around 10 to 11 percent. “Famers with the later maturing soybeans that weren’t hit with moisture as bad and the moisture is better.” Tryan says a few farmers in the region are already harvesting corn due to the drought, but at the same time, there are reports of soybean pods opening up and bean loss.
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