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Crop harvests generally good, but market not so much


August 30, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Dust flies into the air as two farmers drive combines through a wheat field Thursday evening at a farm south of Havre.

Although some farmers saw a good growing season, others had a rough harvest, and with the trade war still playing a role in exporting United States goods farmers say many will suffer a loss this year.

"The markets look abysmal," Big Sandy-area farmer Lochiel Edwards said, adding that although the recent trade agreements with Japan look hopeful the fact is the market has an excess supply of wheat and it's hard for farmers to see their way out out of a rut. 

He added that most farmers feel the same way.

Jon Stoner, who farms north of Havre, echoed Edwards' opinion and said the current mar...

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