Farmers say conditions aren’t that bad

Some farmers across the Midwest say they’re surprised by how well crops are handling drought conditions.

Nebraska farmer Cale Carlson farms 2,000 acres of irrigated corn and soybeans in Marquette.  He tells Brownfield he’s just been able to keep up with crop water demands.

“There’s not a whole lot of subsoil moisture right now, but the crops are hanging on where they’ve been able to get water.

Danny Assman farms in western Iowa near the Nebraska border and drove across the ‘I’ states earlier this week.

“The two counties in my part of the world were probably the worst looking corn that I saw, and it wasn’t that bad,” he shares.  “By and large, the crops that we have seen have looked pretty good.”

Both spoke during the recent Consus Grain Marketing and Risk Management Event in St. Johns, Michigan.

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