Boots on the ground and eyes on the fields. That's what we need this time of year to estimate how close we are to starting the 2014 planting season. Planters have been running in the southern U.S., but not much is happening north of those warmer climes.
Here are some emails I've received this week from DTN readers.
Pete Bardole, Jefferson, Iowa
We checked on Monday and we still have frost in the ground; it is thawed down to 18 inches but still frozen below that. We are hoping for some rain this week and that should take it out. ...