Harvest is underway throughout the area

Dry and warm weather has area farmers out in the fields. Combines are a common sight as the dust clouds mark their progress across the field.

Sandy Nelson at Superior's Agrex elevator reports the bean harvest is coming in. Dryland beans are the first to be harvested with irrigated beans still green in some fields.

Moisture content is running between nine and 12 percent with some loads slightly higher. Weights per bushel are below average, coming in between 56 and 59.

Dryland corn is just beginning in some areas. The expectation is that the bean harvest will continue as harvesters try to beat the arrival of forecast rain.

The Aurora Co-op Superior East facility is accepting grain. An explosion and fire, last Halloween, had rendered the facility unable to process grain until extensive repairs and improvements were made. The facility shipped its first unit train Saturday.


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