Corn silage harvest underway in Minnesota

The USDA says some Minnesota farmers have begun chopping corn for silage.

Dan Glessing operates a dairy, beef, and crop farm near Waverly and tells Brownfield his silage corn is a 106-day maturity.

“Our corn is coming along quite nicely, and actually in the last couple of days it’s started firing up. I’m actually going to pull a few stalks, chop them up, cook them out, and see where we’re at.”

He says they chop about 10 percent of their total corn acres.

“We’ve got a fair amount of grain that we need for the dairy and the dairy steer operation, so we need a fair amount of grain corn as well as silage.”

Glessing figures because of Monday’s rain it’s going to be a few days before they can really get going on silage.

Glessing is vice president of Minnesota Farm Bureau.

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