Recent moisture improves crop outlook in Southeast Minnesota

Recent rain has helped improve the outlook for crops in southeast Minnesota.

Ben Storm of Dover tells Brownfield it was extremely dry going into August.

“I live in Olmstead County and Olmstead County on the drought map is that big red circle in southeastern Minnesota, basically engulfs the whole county and that’s about it. But we have been getting some timely rains recently and I think it’s greatly improved the condition of the soybeans.”

He tells Brownfield the moisture might be too little too late for his corn.

“These rains should help it fill, but it’s going to be interesting to see what kind of corn crop we end up with. But I’m very optimistic on the soybeans as of today.”

Storm says if the wetter pattern continues, it will prolong the life of the soybeans allowing the crop to keep putting on pods.

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