SE Minnesota farmer begins soybean harvest nearly 2 weeks ahead of normal
A southeast Minnesota farmer started harvesting soybeans Wednesday.
Ryan Buck of Goodhue tells Brownfield they knocked out close to 100 acres the first day.
“(the field) is on some sandier ground so the yield isn’t real great. We had pretty spotty showers all summer long, just like probably the rest of the state. So the yield is not where we’d like it to be, but I guess considering things it will be alright.”
He says the early jump on harvest puts them about 10 days ahead of normal.
“It’s a little different. I mean it’s nice combining when it’s 75 degrees out, that’s for sure.”
Buck says his area picked up over six inches of rain in a five-day period earlier this month that should benefit his later maturing soybeans.