STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Resilient plants, hopeful farmers
There are three North Dakota soybean fields that I've looked over every few weeks this growing season. Tracking their progress has given me a little more insight into how the region's crops are progre... Posted on 9/23/13 at 9:21 AM
Dan Webster and other farmers in the waterlogged Devils Lake (N.D.) Basin haven’t had much to celebrate in recent years. But their area generally has avoided heavy snows so far this winter, and that’s raising hopes for timely planting this spring.
The moisture seems to be just about right this year for farmers and ranchers throughout the area putting most crops near or ahead of average in development, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture North Dakota Field Office.
North Dakota’s corn harvest remains well behind schedule, but recent dry weather has helped farmers make progress.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the high moisture level of grain across the state combined with the limited capacity of grain dryers has slowed the harvest.
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