With summer being blown out of the region, harvesters are hard at work bringing in the first of the warm season crops.
(Roger Neshem, Farms near Berthold) "We're just getting started harvesting beans and still a few low spots that are green but the rest of the field has dried down good so we're just picking away at it."
The picking up is paying off.
Even with a very dry fall the crop coming in is looking good.
(Roger Neshem, Farms near Berthold) "So far the early planted beans are pretty good. I think it was the 8th of August we go a half inch of rain, since then I think the 9th of June we're at 2.1 inches which is not a whole heck of a lot.
So far it appears to be enough though.
Soybean saw a big boost in numbers across the region.
Neshem, like many others, saw the potential for a solid crop with good soil moisture this spring and a favorable market that the gable to bump acres was worth taking.
(Roger Neshem, Farms near Berthold) "The price looked like it was going to appreciate and that obviously came to fruition thus far, as far as the yields are going to end up being I don't know we'll see."
Soybeans today were ranging between 16.40 and 16.60 at local elevators, a substantial gain from previous years, spurred heavily by the drought in the midwest that decimated the crop to the south.
Harvest itself is far from over.
Aside from the soybeans, corn and sunflowers are still drying down.
When those come off depends heavily on the weather and Neshem says they may have to shift gears if a heavy frost hits or if the weather stays windy and dry.
(Roger Neshem, Farms near Berthold) "We'll try to get done with the beans first before we go to corn unless we start see those getting knocked over, something like that from the dry breezy weather."
Breezy, that's one way to describe the gail force winds mixing up the dust and field debris across North Dakota.
Near Berthold with Your Eye On Agriculture, Shaun Sipma KX News.