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More favorable weather has a Wisconsin farmer rolling multiple planters

A western Wisconsin farmer says conditions for planting are finally good.

Shane Goplin and his family farm near Osseo, Wisconsin, and he says, “The planters are rolling, yes.” 

He tells Brownfield he was able to get started Friday and as of Monday afternoon, Goplin was optimistic he could finish planting by the end of this week with two planters going. “Hopefully, we’re going to finish up alfalfa today before it rains, hopefully. I’ve got one planter going on corn. I’d say for corn, by the end of the day we should be about 20% planted. Beans? We’re about 25% planted on beans.”

Goplin says after a cool, wet, and often windy spring, it’s good to finally get in the fields. “This year, there was just a higher anticipation or higher anxiety level or whatever with what we have invested in the crops this year, but it’s really just a great feeling just to put it in the ground and put it all together.”

Goplin says much of his ground is rolling hills, so it’s not all suitable for soybeans, and around 75% of his acres are in corn this year.

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