The Art of Planting - 3
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Wed Feb 25, 2015 06:41 AM CST

Stand out of the way at the Haigwood farm, Newport, Ark., when planting approaches, or you could get run over. These folks are serious about hitting the field at full speed, which is understandable since they plant six crops over 12,000 acres. Slow starts just don't cut it, Malcolm Haigwood says: "If you miss that one day because you're not ready -- the planter has to be greased or something -- you have lost 250 acres of planting, and that window is starting to close."

Another reason for a fast start is the uncertainty of farming. "You always have hiccups," ...

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