We spoke with several producers at this year's Farmer's Appreciation Lunch, and Garrett Gall, of Gall Farms, says this season began with a terribly wet and late start.

He outlines how things proceeded from that point.

"But we got everything in, and we were fortunate to have equipment operate well, and everything went good putting the crop in. Stuff is growing and moisture's coming pretty accordingly now and things were off to an alright start.  We'll see how harvest goes later this fall. Things are looking pretty optimistic so far from where we are."

Gall adds they farm cereal crops, soybeans, canola and spring wheat. 

"I hope markets stay up and that producers were able to get all their crops off this year," continues Gall. 

He says fertilizer prices were off at a rough start at the start of the season, but things adjusted more appropriately.

"The prices are sort of marginal now, I guess," notes Gall. 

Gall family(R-L) Garret Gall, Doug Gall and Diana Gall

Larry Bosc chimes in with his experience at his farm near St. Claude so far.

"The crops are excellent. We had a good start," notes Bosc, "as long as they don't get much hail and so forth due to bad weather. But I think it will be lots of volume this year."

Bosc notes he farms canola, wheat, beans and oats. Although he says they're watching out for hail, there's not much they can do about it. Bosc adds they had no losses so far, which is fortunate. 

He adds it's actually better than last year and its drought with more moisture and more rain this time around.

Bosc(L-R) Matthieu Deqier, Georgette Bosc and Larry Bosc