INDICE DE GALERIAS
ALBERT LEA, Minn. - Because of strange weather earlier this year, many Minnesota farmers were not expecting much out of certain crops, but when it comes to soybeans there are some positives.
The late spring, wet start to the summer and dry August had farmers expecting less than 40 bushels an acre.
The warmer than usual September made up for some of those low numbers.
“We got lucky and didn't get a frost and that was key to get the soybeans to develop and yeah, before we got the rain we were looking at getting small little bbs in the pods and now most of the beans are fully matured,” said Andy Bakken, a farmer south of Albert Lea.
However, not everyone had a better than expected crop, including farmers in Freeborn County.
“After we got the 15 inches of snow that was a really wet spring. The earlier you got your beans planted the better they are. In our area we had 30 to 50 bushel beans. I know farther to the west they got 50 to 70 bushel beans,” Bakken said.
Other farmers near Blooming Prairie said that it was very spotty in that area. Some did well and others weren't so lucky.
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