Stalk integrity is a concern for some Corn Belt farmers.
Carolyn Olson of Cottonwood in southwest Minnesota says the growing season was dry and recent winds have been strong.
“So we’re all kind of holding our breath that things will keep standing. Nobody likes to harvest a mess, and at this point in the year you can have a lot of ear loss. So that’s definitely on our mind.”
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Vice President tells Brownfield lodging was a problem a year ago.