NEWS
SD Brothers See Drier Spring Planting
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jun 13, 2014 03:09 PM CDT

SISSETON, S.D. (DTN) -- As Aaron Frerichs planted soybeans in late May on his northeast South Dakota farm, he found it was easier to do than in recent years when he dodged water in low spots on his fields.

This spring, he drove his John Deere tractor and planter right through some of those spots in this Prairie Pothole region.

"It is kind of nice not having to plant around them," Frerichs told DTN.

While wet conditions seem to plague the Northern Plains every planting season, this spring was cooler than normal and not very wet, with less snow than ...

Quick View
  • Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy Can you trim inputs while growing soybeans in 2015? Here's a look at what you can and can't cut.
  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
Related News Stories
The Art of Planting - 7
Drift Danger
Inputs Outlook - 1