Farmers Say, “2018, PLEASE GO-AWAY!” It Should be Planting Season.


It’s March, 2019 and farmers in the Midwest are anxiously waiting for what will be a delayed start to the 2019 planting season. As they wait, some face the challenge of unharvested soybeans from 2018…arguably a year many farmers would like to see “GO AWAY!” A summer filled with localized drought, crop damage, burnt pastures, quickly turned to wet and muddy harvest conditions in the fall. Many fields simply weren’t accessible, then came the snow. How will this impact the corn/bean planting ratios for 2019? Will we see more bean on bean and less corn? It’s too early to tell but many farmers, I’ve talked to, are discussing plan B, in case winter persists.

Author: Dennis Prussman

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