Area crop yields are low


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Parts of north-central Montana have had plenty of rain too much at the wrong time, in many cases but crop yields are still low in many areas.

"It's pretty sporadic from area to area," Hill County Extension agent Clay Sewell said. "It seems like if it's not one thing it's another."

Area farmers have reported problems ranging from extreme heat in July, hail damaging crops, large amounts of weeds, and sawfly infestations.

"We've lost hundreds of tons of hay in the county, lost due to the timing of the rains," Sewell said.

North-central Montana has been in severe drought for at least three year...

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