SOYBEAN FIELD COLLAPSES AND FALLS 25-FEET IN CLIMAX, MINNESOTA. You might say forth-generation Climax (Pop. 248) farmers Wayne & Erllene Erickson in the Red River Valley, 28 miles southeast of Grand Forks ND, had a surprise this week.
A quarter-mile long stretch of their soybean collapsed precipitously, creating a ‘Grand Canyon’ effect with sheer cliffs 25-foot high in places. Geologists call it a “rotational slump.”
The ‘Grand Forks Herald’ reports. grandforksherald dot com/business/agriculture/7168288-Bean-field-collapses-and-falls-25-feet-in-rural-Polk-County
Contained in the GFH article is a video clip (2:20) by WDAY reporter Kevin Wallevand. It’s well worth viewing to see the mighty power of nature on full display. Caleb, Megan & Jim
“‘(It’s) kind of scary. It is sad, sad to see it,’ said Erllene Erickson as she surveyed the fallen field. ‘Mother Nature does what she wants.’
“Geologists with the University of North Dakota say the dry weather, a drop in water levels on the Red River and recent rains can form a perfect storm for things like this to occur.”