31 Aug Laura: North Dakota Update
Minot, North Dakota: The crew recently finished harvesting durum wheat in the Minot area. It is amazing how crops can change from one year to the next. This year, yields are very strong. The crew has seen them range from the mid 50’s all the way the 80 bushel per acre range. People have noted that the quality of the durum is also very good with this crop. Trucks are rolling into on farm storage here as well, so additional stats are unavailable.
Ryan reports the weather has had an almost winter feel since it has been cloudy, foggy or smoky, making for an almost gloomy environment at times. The smoke is coming from fires in the west, and has even affected how the crops have ripened and have created slow starts in the morning as the crew waits for things to warm up and dry out. Despite the grey weather, the crew remains in positive spirits. They have one more wheat field to harvest at the time of this writing and will begin on canola next.
A shout out goes to crew member, Adam, for providing the pictures for this post. I recently asked Ryan to send me a picture update, but he said Adam’s would be far better than his! Luckily, Adam graciously agreed to help me out!