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Harvest lingers for eastern South Dakota farmer

It’s common to see standing corn in the Dakotas.

“Yah, well, less than 50 acres to go,” said Kevin Deinert, who farms in eastern South Dakota’s Davison County, “but when the snow comes you don’t dare try to push it too hard.”

Deinert was forced from the field with just hours of corn shelling left. Despite the 2019 challenges that spilled into harvest, he’s pleased with his results.

“I guess if there’s a silver lining to this year yet, that’s the crops that we have had in are doing well,” Deinert told Brownfield Ag News, during the South Dakota Soybean Association’s 2019 South Dakota AgOutlook.

Soybeans in Deinert’s area ranged from 40 to 60 bushels to the acre, which he says meet expectations for a normal year.

“Corn anywhere from the low 100s to up to 200 [bushels to the acre], a wide range of variability,” said Deinert, a South Dakota Soybean Association director from Mount Vernon. “[This is] an outlier year that’s caused a lot of different conditions and a lot of different yields.”

AUDIO: Kevin Deinert

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