Near Henning, Minnesota, farmers are making good soybean harvest progress. Farmers Elevator General Manager Steve Fiskum says many dryland soybeans coming into the elevator are averaging 12 to 25 bushels per acre. Irrigated soybean yields range from 50 to 60 bushels per acre. “We’ve been exceptionally dry up until the recent moisture. Rain has actually been hurting the crops a little bit. Farmers have left partial fields of soybeans, because some of it is too green to harvest.” Fiskum says there’s been a lot of weed seed being found in the soybeans. Farmers are also harvesting corn and the moisture of that crop ranges from 14.5 to 18 percent. “With it being so dry, corn stalks are really skinny. When you get a dry stalk with a few cobs on it, any little wind could snap the stalks off. That’s what a few farmers are worried about.”
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