STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Pivotal week ahead
What happens during the next week could determine whether many area farmers harvest a good crop or merely an OK one.
Generalizing is always risky, but many Upper Midwest corn and soybean fields are r... Posted on 8/15/14 at 12:21 PM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Wet Year in Minneapolis
Average precipitation (rain and melted snow) in Minneapolis is 30.61 inches. This is about eight inches more than our average annual precipitation in Fargo Moorhead of 22.58 inches. Following a four i... Posted on 6/19/14 at 10:46 PM
What a difference a week makes. After a fast start to the planting season, we got a short break thanks to some precipitation that was much-needed at the time. Many areas were in dire need of moisture, so it was nice to see much of South Dakota getting rain.
Most of American Crystal Sugar Co.’s receiving stations opened again Sunday to take in sugar beets, which started up the harvest again after a four-day delay because of cold temperatures and rain. About 70 percent or more of the grower-owned cooperative’s 442,000 acres have been dug, based on estimates by company officials Wednesday.
WORTHINGTON — Soybean harvest across southwest Minnesota has been spotty the past two weeks, thanks to a crop that is maturing later than usual and an ongoing stretch of rainy weather that has kept farmers out of fields that are ready.
After making progress on a late harvest, some eastern North Dakota wheat and sugar beet farmers have been slowed again by heavy rain — with more is in the forecast.
The wheat harvest would normally be about finished and the soybean harvest would be well under way by now.
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