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Drought creates challenges with weed control, sugarbeets still look good in the valley

The Agweek Podcast covers challenges with weed control created by drought conditions, the increase in cattle numbers livestock auction barns are seeing in recent weeks in response to the continuing drought, and an update on the Red River Valley sugarbeet crop.

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The hot, dry, windy weather many growers are dealing with this season may be tough on crops, but many weeds thrive in it. In this week's episode, Mikkel Pates talked to a crop consultant about the problem.

Mikkel also covers a story about the increase in cattle numbers livestock auction barns are seeing in recent weeks in response to the continuing drought.

We also visit with Harrison Weber of the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association to see how beets are fairing during the dry growing season.

Connect with the host Mike Spieker at mspieker@agweek.com or on Twitter @Beet_Reporter .

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AgweekTV Full Show: The cattle market, a treasure trove, crops deteriorate and weed and pest control

As drought intensifies, ranchers must decide: Sell cattle or buy feed?

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