After The Rain, A Break In Weather For SD Farmers
by Associated Press
October 29, 2013 3:41 PM
An expected break in the wet weather should give South Dakota corn farmers at least a few days to get back in the field before another system arrives.
The weekly crop progress report says the state's corn harvest was 49 percent complete as of Sunday, well behind last year's 99 percent and slightly behind the 55 percent average.
Kent Mulder with CHS Eastern Farmers Cooperative in Brandon says soybean prices are decent, but the price of corn is falling because of a large harvest.
And he says the South Dakota corn crop is also coming out of the field with higher moisture than other years, so farmers will pay more to dry the grain so it doesn't spoil during storage.