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Monday, June 17, 2024

Area farmers begin corn harvest

Near ideal conditions has pushed the 2022 harvest along at a brisk pace.

All across the Cottonwood County area, soybean fields are picked clean. On Tuesday, Anthony Elg, account manager for the agronomy division of Bingham Lake-based Country Pride Cooperative, estimated that 90% of area soybeans had been harvested.

To some, this may come as a surprise, given that the soybean harvest started in late-September.

“It has been very favorable harvest weather,” Elg said. “Guys can pretty much go every day.”

Elg said that in this area soybean yields ranged from the mid-50s (bushels per acre), to the lower 60s.

For much more on the harvest season, watch windomnews.com and see the Oct. 12 edition of the Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition.

Watch www.windomnews.com for regular weekday updates at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. plus BREAKING stories at other times. Follow CoCoCitizen @CitPub on Twitter.

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