South Dakota grower happy with yields

Some growers in South Dakota are close to wrapping up harvest. Waiting in line at the elevator Wednesday, Bob Montross at De Smet, in the east-central part of South Dakota, had ideas of finishing Wednesday and told Brownfield he’s happy with what he’s seen.

“There’s going to be a lot of 150-160 bushel corn, I believe, and the quality is real good, it’s dried down,” said Montross, from his truck cab as he was about to drive onto the scale with a load of corn. “We’ve combined a lot of corn in the 13 and 14 percent range, which is really unusual; test weight’s been good, we’ve had some corn that tested 58 pounds, so I really can’t complain about anything, I guess.”

It’s very dry in that area now, but Montross says there are spots that were drowned out in the unusually wet spring.

AUDIO: Bob Montross (2 min. MP3)

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