“The worst crop I’ve ever had": Weather causes dramatic crop variability in Minnesota

A soybean and wheat producer in northern Minnesota is calling this year’s harvest “the worst crop he’s ever had.” Meanwhile, neighboring operations are having a bumper harvest this year.

Wild weather changes and drought all year long have led to significant crop variability across many parts of farm country.

According to one farmer in the upper Midwest, that was extremely evident at his operation in northern Minnesota this year. He is calling it “the worst crop he’s ever had.”

The soybean and wheat grower said his crops did not see even a half-inch of rain all summer. On the other hand, he says, neighboring fields saw the biggest bumper crop in years.

As of right now, he is not planning to modify any of his production plans in 2024 – but, of course, that depends on the weather.

Marion is a digital content manager for RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel. She started working for Rural Media Group in May 2022, bringing a decade of experience in the digital side of broadcast media as well as some professional cooking experience to the team.
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