There’s a lot of variability in crops and a lot yet to be harvested in South Dakota. Jerry Schmitz, who farms at Vermillion, just started combining soybeans this week.
“Many areas were quite dry through mid-summer; southeast South Dakota, especially extreme southeast; harvest has been going well,” Schmitz told Brownfield Ag News Thursday. “Beans [are] running high 40s to mid 50s, which is excellent for the area.”
Schmitz’s corn is not ready to harvest, but there’s much less green color in it than there was a week ago.
“It’s rapidly dissipating with the warm winds that we’ve had in the past week or two, but a week ago when I tested corn, 28 percent was the lowest that I could find,” said Schmitz.
Schmitz farms in South Dakota’s Clay County, not far from the Missouri River border with Nebraska.
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