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SD Brothers See Drier Spring Planting
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jun 16, 2014 01:44 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 ...

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