Good Soil Conditions
In Piatt County, Ill., a farmer reports finishing corn planting on 4/7. Soil conditions were the best they have been in years. Desperately needing rain now some have stopped planting because of dryness. We planted deeper than ever have before to get to moisture. Our corn fared freeze last night pretty well and growing point is fine, another freeze warning tonight.
Three-year-old Lorinda insisted on 'helping' her grandfather check the planter as he headed to the field to begin spring planting.
Planters were starting to roll in mid-Missouri the second week of April.
A future farmer "supervises" while his daddy plants soybeans in Ohio. Maybe someday, he'll take over the driver's seat!
This farmer near Moberly, Mo., was capping off his Easter weekend with a little time in the field.
Planting wasn't the only thing going on near these Missouri fields.
Just Popped Up
This field near Martinsburg, Mo., was sporting some recently emerged corn.
This farmer near Martinsburg, Mo., was kicking up dust as he worked his fields.
This Missouri farmer was working hard to make the perfect seed bed.
Ready for the Fields
Huffman Farms are getting their planters hooked up and ready to hit the fields!
An east-central Iowa grower says they've been working the ground, getting ready for seeding.
A Red River County, Texas, farmer says their corn is all planted and already up.