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Soybean harvest starts and stops for South Dakota grower

Soybean harvest is underway for a farmer in northeast South Dakota.

Riley Buck of Bryant says he started Monday afternoon.

“I’ve done a little bit, and now we’re going to be sitting still. We had some beans that were ready, and most of them are still a few days away yet.”

He tells Brownfield crops are drying down fast with reports of corn being harvested at 18 to 22 percent moisture.

“We didn’t get much rain in August, so it kind of changed in a hurry in our neck of the woods. But it looks like we’re going to have a pretty decent crop again this year.”

USDA’s latest crop progress report shows soybean harvest in South Dakota slightly trailing the five-year average at two percent done as of Sunday.

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