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Farmers Making Harvest Progress Thanks To Frost

Farmers in the Red River Valley are working steadily this week to get the remainder of their crops off the field and into the bin.
 
Wet conditions over the past two months have made it challenging for producers to get onto their fields.
 
However, thanks to sub-zero temperatures over the past few evenings, the ground has frozen allowing producers to get onto their fields and make some real progress with the remainder of the harvest, according to Brunel Sabourin, owner of Antara Agronomy Services in St. Jean. "Farmers have switched from trying to take corn off in the mud to taking soybeans off while taking advantage of the frozen ground. For the most part, corn is pretty good ... the weight is probably not what farmers would like, but the bushels seem to be there so far."
 
Brunel said producers are hoping to gain some ground over the next few days and eventually wrap up this year's harvest. "There is also some fieldwork happening on the frost which seems to be working and should help farmers manage some of the ruts and some of the mess that we made over the last couple of weeks."
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