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Friday 05/31/13

Wild Weather Woes
Planting problems are only part of the issue. Growers struggle to get other field operations completed too.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:27PM CDT 05/31/13 by Pam Smith | Post a Comment
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Pamela, I farm in S.E. N.Dak. very late spring and now we have been getting rain and cold temps for about 10 days. Maybe able to get back in the fields next week. Our land is very flat and takes time to dry out. Seems as if our area is back to trying to survive until it quits raining. Then hope their is enough time to finish planting. Since 1993 we have been in this situation more often then not. I would say only 70% of corn will get planted in state and HRS will be way down as well. Scott H.
Posted by SCOTT HENDRICKSON at 10:08AM CDT 06/05/13
Scott--thanks so much for the update from your part of the world. I know it's been a struggle up there this year. The farmers in my area got back into the field this weekend--although conditions are less than idea. I'm hearing reports of emergence issues due to crusting. That crust is also holding moisture in and soils aren't drying very well. I've been wondering what we'll see on the HRS wheat tour--it's only a little over a month away!
Posted by Pamela Smith at 10:35AM CDT 06/09/13
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