Michigan crops holding on

A farmer in central Michigan says he’s surprised how crops have been handling several weeks without rain.

Dave Williams of Elsie tells Brownfield, “It’s kind of across the board, I wouldn’t say things look like a disaster, but they don’t look great either in some places.”

Williams finished planting in mid-May after too wet of conditions delayed fieldwork.

“I’m surprised at how good things look and we’ve got corn that doesn’t really look too bad,” he shares.  “I guess the roots are getting deep enough where it’s finding moisture.”

USDA’s corn and soybean condition ratings in Michigan for the past week were the lowest of the reporting states with limited rains over the weekend in some areas expected.

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