Mike Bergeron threshed out a handful of spring wheat Monday on his farm north of Fisher, Minn., as he and Jon Ross began harvest earlier than they ever have.
The partners in R&B Growers planted wheat as early as March 17 and said the early start helped the crop handle this hot, dry summer better than if it they had planted it later.
Bergeron said they were pleased with the yield of 53 bushels per acre and protein of 15 percent.
Only 1 percent of the spring wheat was harvested by Sunday in Minnesota and North Dakota, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, still far ahead of normal. Herald photo by Eric Hylden.
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