Matt Gast
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Ground Work 2021: Finishing Harvest, Preparing for Next Year in North Dakota

Matt GastDec 6, 2021

After a summer of drought, the wet fall in our area of the U.S. Northern Plains forced an extended harvest season. We finally finished harvesting…

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Ground Work 2021: North Dakota Soybean Yields Lower Than Expected

Matt GastOct 22, 2021

A month into harvest, we are seeing the results of a challenging season. Farmers in our area of the Northern Plains of the U.S. expected…

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Ground Work 2021: North Dakota Soybean Harvest Rolling

Matt GastSep 27, 2021

Planting early and a hot, dry summer combined to allow us to start harvesting soybeans about 15 to 20 days earlier than normal. Those same…

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Ground Work 2021: Rain Needed to Fill Out North Dakota Soybeans

Matt GastAug 24, 2021

Our fields are getting drier. After several weeks of ideal conditions, my town has recorded just 1 cm, or 0.4 inch, of rain in the…

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Ground Work 2021: Ideal Growing Conditions for North Dakota Soybeans

Matt GastJul 26, 2021

While some areas of the U.S., including my state, are way too dry, other areas of the country are way too wet. But in my…

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Ground Work 2021: North Dakota Crops Emerging, Need Rain

Matt GastJun 16, 2021

This year, we finished planting all our fields – both soybeans and corn – by May 27, roughly two weeks earlier than average. It’s also…