On a mid-July run out to the Dassel area for a client photo shoot, Shawn pulled off the road and shot these beautiful images of fields of ripening wheat and hearty stands of soybeans.
The steamy weather in central Minnesota has made for great growing conditions for small grains. According to the USDA report for July 18, spring wheat was 67 percent ripening, compared with 13 percent last year and 34 percent for the five-year average.
It’s a “dream” scenario for for Minnesota farmers with wheat prices rallying from early-season lows. According to Bloomburg (Aug 6), wheat may potentially reach $10 a bushel, a price not seen since global grain shortages in 2008.
It will be exciting to see what fall harvest has in store for us… but I’m not ready to let go of summer just yet!