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Juggling the Bean Harvest
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Sep 19, 2014 03:14 PM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- When Brad Nelson surveys his 400 acres of patchy soybean fields, he sees an especially irritating harvest schedule unfolding.

In every field but one, the Albert Lea, Minn., farmer has soybeans that could be ready for harvest by Oct. 10, side by side with patches of beans that won't be ready until November. The variable fields are the result of heavy June rains that forced Nelson and most of his neighbors to replant around 6% of their soybean acres in early July.

"It complicates everything," Nelson told DTN. Everything from harvesting to trucking grain and figuring ...

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