Harvest expected to be decent for most MN farmers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Most Minnesota farmers are expected to harvest a decent crop this year despite the twin challenges of a cold, wet spring and an arid August.

The Star Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1dBePyK ) the corn harvest could be a winner on par with last year’s, though results will vary. That’s particularly true in parts of southeastern Minnesota that never fully recovered from snow in May that complicated planting.

One thing has changed significantly for corn growers from a year ago: prices are down from their high levels last year.

As for soybeans, the state’s second-largest crop after corn, the late-summer drought is likely to put a dent in the harvest. The lack of rain in August has caused some soybean fields to mature early, before their seeds and pods were fully developed.


Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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