Corn harvest is nearing completion in the Northern Plains. It’s been a quick harvest for Mahnomen, Minnesota farmer Blair Hoseth. Corn harvest wrapped up in mid-October, leaving plenty of time to get fall fieldwork done. “We ended up going in and no-tilling the soybean crop. It came out pretty nice. The corn came out of the field from 15 to 18 percent moisture. The test weight was good and late rains seemed to help. Yields were down.” Near Wilmot, South Dakota, Travis Strasser is still harvesting corn, trying to push through “mucky” field conditions. “We’re fighting mud and difficult conditions. We are very blessed with above average yields and the corn is in excellent condition. Much of that is coming out of the field borderline dry enough to go to ethanol plants and grain elevators. The field conditions are difficult.”
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