NEWS
All Roughed Up
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Nov 7, 2014 09:05 AM CST

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- A clear loser has emerged in this damp, delayed harvest -- rutted, roughed-up fields. As the harvest clock ticks, persistent wet conditions have forced farmers to venture into fields under less-than-ideal conditions in some parts of the Midwest.

Beating up your fields is bad for both morale and soil health, but sometimes unavoidable, noted corn and soybean farmer Pete Pistorius. "Ruts are just everywhere this year; everyone has been so wet," he said of the central Illinois region where he farms. "It will take a couple years to repair the damage we've done there."

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