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Better than expected corn yields and quality

A farmer in eastern South Dakota says the corn being harvested has better-than-expected yield and quality.

Scott VanderWal tells Brownfield…

”When you look at the color of a kernel, you can kind of tell what the test weight will be due to how dark it is and some are almost orange, they get so dark yellow.”

VanderWal says there’s rain in the forecast, but he’s hopeful the delays won’t last long. He says harvest is expected to be complete in the next week with fall fieldwork will follow.

”We do strip tillage and we try to stay behind the combine as close as we can. We put our potash and phosphorus fertilizer on with that, about 4 inches deep in the ground using autosteer and then, we plant right on top of that the following year.”

VanderWal, who is also the Vice President for the American Farm Bureau Federation, raises corn, soybeans and cattle in Brookings County, South Dakota.

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