Arkansas farmer is expecting a decent crop

Northeast Arkansas farmer Brad Doyle says he’s expecting a decent crop in his area.

“I think we’ll be an average crop in Arkansas for soybeans, corn, rice, cotton, and peanuts,” he says. “So, fingers crossed, it looks pretty good.”

He tells Brownfield his crops need dry conditions.

“We are growing soybeans and corn on what we call rice soils and they are low-internal drainage soils,” he says. “So, when the rains come it almost always relates to a rutting of the crop which prevents us from planting cover crops and no-tilling the next spring. We then have to go in and till the land and it costs more to harvest, is harder on the equipment, and can bring the grain quality lower.”

Doyle is vice president of the American Soybean Association and grows soybeans, rice, and wheat near Weiner, Arkansas.

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