Crop Comments: The Early Bird Beats the Rain

April 29, 2016 08:54 AM
Crop Comments: The Early Bird Beats the Rain

What's in the ground around your home town?

Ron Moss, an east-central Illinois farmer, was out planting at 4:00 a.m. so he could beat the rain. He said despite some showers, it's fairly try in his area. According to Moss, east-central Illinois has seen a lot of planted acres in the past 10 days and he just finished planting his soybean acres.

In Jackson County, Iowa, ground conditions are excellent, according to one farmer, but spotty rain showers are keeping some out of the fields.

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Ray Hansen
Luverne, MN
5/1/2016 11:44 AM

  Planting progress is very slow due to very wet field conditions. We are 20 % done with corn but planted that around wet areas a week ago. 4 more inches of rain since then is going to cause us to plant in poor field conditions once we can get across fields.again.


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