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Area farmers continue to try to conclude 2019 fall harvest

Dry and cold conditions allowed for 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending November 17th, that according to the latest Minnesota Crop Progress and Condition report from the USDA.  KAUS News spoke with Josh Schofner, a Field Agronomist with Pioneer in Zumbrota who talked about how much of the corn crop in southeastern Minnesota remains to be harvested….

Schofner stated that corn yields are varying around the area due to when the crop was planted, plus also due to drainage and weather-related issues…

Schofner went on to give some reasons as to why the corn crop is still averaging 21% moisture content at harvest….

Schofner added that farmers are taking advantage of warmer temperatures as of late to complete fall tillage…

Corn harvested for grain was at 77% in Minnesota at last word, 13 days behind the 5-year average.  97% of the soybean crop has been harvested, a week behind last year and 15 days behind normal.

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