A little rain and overcast weather put a halt to harvest for farmers in our region today.
The day off from the field though meant a few more trips into town to dump at the elevator.
Brad Haugeberg with SunPrairie Grain in Minot says the winter wheat harvest, for the most part, has wrapped up and more spring wheat is now starting to come in.
Haugeberg says quality and test weight in the early crop look especially good and is carrying over well into the mid-season harvest.
(Brad Haugeberg, Minot SunPrairie Grain Minot) For the most part quality if very-very good. Yields really range but better than normal yields. I think some of the later crop maybe won't be as good as the earlier crop because of warm weather and lack of rain I think also there's also a couple crops that might be a little disappointing and that's flax and canola. It was blooming during some hotter days."
One surprise this season for elevators in the region, the railroad is keeping up with freight demand.
Haugeberg says much of that has to do with other areas of the country that are experiencing a drought have canceled their shipping requests.