Late rain making a difference

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It’s been an unusual year for farmers. At Timber Lake, the official precipitation for the year so far is 9.4 inches. The normal is 14.38. But the late rains have made a difference.

The dry June and July took its toll on the small grain crops. According to Mike Huber, agronomist at Wheatgrowers in McLaughlin, about 90 percent of the winter wheat was baled for livestock feed. However, the winter wheat that was harvested for grain was of excellent quality, he said.

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