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RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
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FARM BLEAT Dream on!
Sixteen years ago next week, my folks and I loaded up the car and headed west, destination Seattle.
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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.
Despite heavy rain across much of Walsh County, crop damage wasn’t as bad as he feared, said Brad Brummond, a Park River, N.D., agriculture extension agent. That’s partly because there wasn’t much for the 3 to 7 inches of rain to hurt; many fields weren’t planted anyway because of spring flooding.
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Widespread rain showers Thursday and Friday will give a welcome boost to slow to develop crops, according to grain elevator managers in the area.
“It is really good around here now,” said Richard Christianson, manager of the Ypsilanti Equity Exchange. “We got an inch Thursday night.”
Rain gauge reports varied but much of Stutsman County reported near an inch from two days of showers with an official tally of .83 inches in Jamestown as of noon Friday.
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