DTN Editors' Notebook
Cheri Zagurski DTN Managing Editor
Tue Apr 28, 2015 03:13 PM CDT

There's no one happier than a farmer who's been waiting to start spring fieldwork who finally gets in the cab. Let's hope the joy continues.

USDA reported 19% of the nation's corn and 2% of the soybeans were planted as of April 26. Fourteen percent of Iowa's corn was reportedly in the ground and some of that belongs to Pete Bardole, of Jefferson.

"We planted corn on the 16th and the 23rd of April," he told DTN in an email. "The corn planted the 16th has a 1.5-inch root sprout and a 1/2-inch stem sprout. The corn planted the 23rd ...

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