Planting underway in western Indiana

A western Indiana farmer says warm temperatures and excellent ground conditions provided a planting window last week on his farm.

But, Kevin Cox says that was short-lived.  

“We started planting soybeans last Wednesday and planted until Saturday night. Sunday morning, we were at 30 degrees, Monday morning we were 28 degrees and I had ice pellets hitting the windshield and I decided I wasn’t going to plant (for a couple of days),” he says.

He’s back in the planter today.

“The forecast today is in the mid-80s, tomorrow is supposed to be record-setting temperatures for us here, and then back into the 30s for the weekend. So, I’m going to plant today, and I probably won’t plant anything the rest of the week with the potential for rain Thursday afternoon.”

Cox raises soybeans and corn in Brazil, Indiana.

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