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Much needed rain helps northern crops


An agronomist says the crops in the Dakotas and Minnesota have received some much need rains in the last week.

Rick Swenson with Peterson Farms Seed says the timing is just right.

“Basically, everything out there including the corn and soybeans are doubling, tripling or quadrupling in height in the next few weeks. Limiting moisture is one of the biggest negatives,” says Swenson. “If we can have that pattern shift and ample rains in July, I’ll be pretty excited.”

He says parts of South Dakota have almost too much rain.

Much needed rain helps northern crops