A quick planting season for MN farmer
A farmer in southern Minnesota says spring planting has moved quickly this year.
Chad Willis tells Brownfield it didn’t take long to get a crop planted once the fields dried up in May, but a good rain will be needed to get a good start for the corn and soybeans.
“The corn has popped up, but there are a few soybeans buried in dry dirt. I wouldn’t be surprised if a few neighbors are in the same position.”
Willis says there could be a few prevent plant acres in areas south of the farm.
“There were some spotty rains a few weeks ago with 8 to 9 inches of rain in areas and I know there are farmers that still have issues. I just traveled to western Minnesota and South Dakota at the end of May and it looked mostly planted, just a few areas around potholes that weren’t, which is common.”
Willis has corn and soybeans near Willmar, Minnesota.