Better grain quality compared to past two harvests, says Minnesota farmer

Many farmers are seeing much better test weights compared to the past couple harvests.

Southern Minnesota farmer Ryan Buck tells Brownfield he’s bringing in a good looking corn crop.

“Last year we were looking at corn that was harvested at 28, 29 percent, and had a test weight of 52, 53. There was a lot of (foreign material) in the corn (and) it was a challenge to keep it conditioned until it was moved to market this summer.”

He says test weights this fall have been in the upper 50’s.

“It’s a welcome relief to have it dry, heavy, and good quality.”

Buck says other than some corn damaged by wind, yields have been over 200 bushels per-acre.

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