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Late season rains boost soybean prospects

A farmer near the borders of Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota says soybeans are benefiting from August rains.

Anne Schwagerl of Beardsley, Minnesota tells Brownfield the growing season started cold, wet, and late.

“And then June hit and it seemed like the spigot got turned off. We went really dry through June and July, hot. And now we’ve gotten some good timely rains here in August, which is really good for that bean crop.”

She says the hot, dry stretch took the top end off small grain yields.

Late season rains boost soybean prospects