Slow planting pace similar to 2019

Northeast South Dakota farmer Stuart Samson says this year’s planting season closely resembles 2019.

“We had a pretty late spring where some guys didn’t get wheat planted until the 15th or 20th of May, kind of like this year,” Samson said. “It ended up being a cooler summer. The wheat was pretty good, but the corn was wet in the fall.”

But, he tells Brownfield supply chain disruptions are a new challenge farmers are facing this year. “Just with guys wanting to drop maturities in corn to compensate for the late planting,” Samson said. “There’s been some running around with that type of deal finding seed.”

Samson raises corn, soybeans, wheat, and alfalfa near Eden.

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