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Risk and reward of early planting


Farmers might be considering the risk and reward of early planting.

Jeff Moon with Corteva Agriscience says fieldwork could start early given mild winter conditions across most of the Midwest.

“As we don’t see much snow out there. But anytime we can get something in the ground a little bit earlier we tend to have a longer growing season (and) we can see some chances for some increased yield there, and I think there’s plenty of data out there that would show that.”

But he tells Brownfield planting early can be risky.

Risk and reward of early planting