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Farmers say more soil moisture needed before spring planting

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Midwest farmers say the mild winter might allow for earlier spring planting, but additional soil moisture is needed for a good start this spring.

Josh Manske, a farmer in northern Iowa, says soil conditions are drier than usual as spring fertilizer is being applied at his farm. But he’s trying to stay optimistic ahead of planting.

“They always say, when you plant in dust, bins will bust. Let’s hope that’s the case.

Farmers say more soil moisture needed before spring planting