The Red River Farm Network Crop Tour, presented by Pioneer, kicked off the week in the west. Mike Hagens, who is a sales associate with Quantum Ag North, at Steele, North Dakota, said the corn is standing tall and is in the early dent stage. “It was planted the 27th of May; we did end up with 70 mile per hour straight line winds that did strip quite a bit of the leaves. We’ve had darn near 14 inches of rain here this summer and it’s about as wet as we can remember. For August this is pretty green.” Hagens is looking forward to a good harvest season. “There’s going to be some record yields this year 200-plus (bushels per acre) on dryland corn and possibly 50-to-60 bushel soybeans and maybe 70s.” Watch the interview.
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