Kevin Skunes received 1.9 inches of rain on the home farm at Arthur, North Dakota. Up to 3.5 inches of rain was reported in that area. With it being an earlier-than-normal harvest season, Skunes is happy with the moisture. “This year’s drought rivals 1980 and 1988; we didn’t have rain from a full month from July 19 to August 20th so this was welcomed.” Skunes has about 20 percent of his corn harvested. Yields are down, but Kkunes is pleased with the quality of the corn crop. Moisture levels are at 14-to-18 percent and test weights range from 54-to-58 pounds.
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