By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Bean harvest blitz

Farmers looking to shift to corn as harvest season progresses


October 12, 2023


A soybean field is harvested on Oct. 2 south of Hartley.

Dry conditions have area farmers wrapping up the soybean harvest and heading towards taller commodities.

"It depends on what we get for rain in the next few days, but I think you'll see a decent amount of corn being taken out over the next week," New Century FS agronomist Alic Mohni said on Monday. "Everyone is pretty much wrapping up their bean fields and looking to move on."

Harvest season hit its stride in September and moved along mostly unfettered as precipitation stayed at bay. Mohni said yields have been decent, with top-end numbers reaching 80 bushels per acre in some of the best fi...

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