Abnormal dryness spreading across the mitten
The president of the Michigan Farmers Union tells Brownfield it’s extremely dry for his area in the center of the state.
Bob Thompson grows corn, soybeans, and hay in Isabella County.
“I personally am cutting hay for the first time in May in my life, but we typically don’t cut until early in June and it’s a short crop,” he shares.
He tells Brownfield some farmers are holding off planting the rest of their soybeans because there isn’t enough moisture to help seeds germinate.
The U.S. Drought Monitor says 20 percent of Michigan is now abnormally dry from West Central Michigan across the state into Saginaw Bay and in the southeast.