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Weather stalls Wisconsin fieldwork

A late month snow storm and rain put a halt to early fieldwork in Wisconsin. The USDA says prior to that shift in weather, warm, dry weather allowed farmers to get in the fields, tilling and applying manure ahead of planting, with wheat and... Read More.

Iowa farmer gearing up for spring fieldwork

A south-central Iowa farmer is preparing to begin spring fieldwork. Warren Bachman of Osceola says all his fertilizer was applied in the fall. “Basically other than changing the oil in a couple of tractors and greasing the corn planter and getting it out of the... Read More.

Late February warmup good for fieldwork

This last week of February has seen temperatures jump across the Midwest.  Central Illinois farmer Ken Franklin grows corn and soybeans with his family in Christian County.  He tells Brownfield they’ve utilized the nice days… “Record-breaking in some spots,” he says.  “Ground was dry, so... Read More.

No rush on spring fieldwork

A northeast Ohio farmer says planting earlier is not on his radar even with the warmer-than-usual winter. Kent Edwards grows corn, soybeans, and wheat with his family in Erie County. “We’ve never had good luck planting our corn early,” he says. “We will not ground... Read More.