Planters are rolling in northern Wisconsin

A northern Wisconsin farmer says he was able to start planting corn Tuesday. 

Ben Augustine tells Brownfield that along with his alfalfa, he grows around 14-hundred acres of corn for grain and about 500 acres of soybeans near Sheldon in Rusk County. Augustine says he and his neighbors are all in the field now. “A lot of progress has been made. You know, a lot of people started hitting it pretty good this last weekend here, so a lot of corn and actually, a lot of beans have been put in the ground already, even.”

Augustine says is focusing on corn right now and he had to wait for the cool, heavy soils to warm up before he could plant and last weekend’s record warm temperatures helped a lot.

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