• Lon Tonneson

    Corn Quality

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on November 19, 2009

    “It’s excellent,” says Paul Hetland, Mt. Vernon, S.D., of the quality of the corn he’s harvesting this week. Hetland farm in south central South Dakota. He says their corn, which had some hail damage, is 17-19% moisture and weighs 56-58 pounds per bushel. Yields are ranging from 100-160 bushels per acre, depending on the hail damage. He expects fields that didn’t get hailed on to run 175+ bushels per acre. He says he hasn’t noticed any mold in the corn.   “Exceptionally bad” is how John…

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  • Lon Tonneson

    Bad end to bright night

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on November 5, 2009

    Is anybody else wondering what the three Dickinson State University softball players who died this week thought they were doing driving around in a cattle pasture? News reports said they had told friends they had gone out star grazing. I’ve heard star gazing is a popular outing, especially with tourists from urban areas. These girls were from California and Manitoba. I enjoy walking out to the edge of the shelterbelt out back of the barn and staring up at the Milk Way myself. But their…

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