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Published August 27, 2012, 08:40 PM

Crops Hit Hard by Dry Summer

Farmers in the region have been dealing with a drier than usual year and one of the crops hardest hit is corn.

Farmers in the region have been dealing with a drier than usual year and one of the crops hardest hit is corn.

Ag officials say some of the corn is drying early than usual this year and the harvest in the Southern States is way below average. With the wide range of conditions around North Dakota there will be a wide range of yields depending on planting times and where the rains came. Although corn may take a hit, other crops are doing fine and will be harvested earlier than usual.

Willie Huot, Grand Forks County Extension Agent: “The edible beans are being harvested now, I think again we're seeing yields quite variable on edible beans, soybeans are turning color very quickly, so the soybean harvest will be in the next week to 10 days.”

Huot says much of the harvest will be at least a week to two weeks ahead of schedule.

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