Extremely variable crop getting harvested in west-central Minnesota

Wide ranging conditions are resulting in extreme variability as harvest begins in west-central Minnesota.

Jamie Beyer of Wheaton describes the 2023 growing season as widely variable.

“Yields are really running a pretty wide gamut and it all probably has to do with who caught rain and who didn’t catch hail. But in our case on our farm, the crops are running a little better than what we expected.”

As for harvest progress, Beyer says they’re about three percent done.

“We have managed to catch some significant rains over the past week.”

Beyer says the most significant was seven inches over one field, but the ground is so dry it “soaked it right up.”

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