Matt Gast
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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…

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Ground Work 2021: Fields Nearly Ready for Planting in North Dakota

Matt GastApr 14, 2021

The warm, very dry spring we have had in our area of North Dakota in the United States northern plains has been very different than…