• Lon Tonneson

    A Dakotan at Husker Harvest Days

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on September 18, 2009

    I’ve spent the last couple days at Husker Harvest Days helping out my colleagues at the Nebraska Farmer cover the event, which is hosted by the magazine.   Husker Harvest Days bigger than the shows in the Dakotas. But when people learned I was from the Dakotas, they knew about Dakota Fest and Big Iron.   My biggest impression from Husker: The corn is brown in Nebraska! It is still green in much of the Dakotas. Soybean harvest is expected to start in central Nebraska in a couple weeks on…

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  • Lon Tonneson

    Northern corn woes

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on September 1, 2009

    From Grand Forks, N.D., to Okoboji, Iowa, farmers are worried about corn maturing before the first hard freeze.   In the northern Red River Valley, some growers wish that they could work up cornfields now because the corn tasseled so late. But federal crop says no, that they have to wait so actual yields can be determined.   If they could work up the late corn now they might get the have a chance to get fields ready for next year. If they have to wait, it could start raining and that would…

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