Minnesota Farmer


One to go.
May 19, 2011, 9:14 pm
Filed under: Corn, Farm, Minnesota, planting, rain, Soybeans, spring, weather | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The last five days have really changed a lot of fields here in my area of Minnesota.  Those who had not finished corn planting have been making up for lost time.  Some have already gotten going on soybeans.  There are a few who have finished planting soybeans.  I’ve got one soybean field left to plant, and rain is forecast for the next few days.

That last field will have to wait, not because of rain, but because the seed is not here.  We raise seed beans for Monsanto on some of our ground.  Each year we wait for the seed to come.  The seed could be in Hawaii or South America, we’re not sure.  The contract we have is so good that it makes no difference.  We’ll wait for the seed.

Corn is coming up in most fields.  The warm weather has really made fields change.  Each day there are more and more corn fields showing green rows of corn.

We are lucky here.  You do not have to go very far to find farmers just getting started, or still waiting to start planting.  How this late planting will affect farmers and grain prices is yet to be seen.  We can only wait to see.

Michael

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