Area farmers working to get crops planted; harvest hay crop


Area farmers have nearly completed their spring planting, after a slow start to the season due to cold and wet conditions. While some crops such as sugar beets and soybeans have been replanted, for the most part, crops appear to be doing well, according to area Ag specialists.

The wheat harvest typically takes place in July or early August and experts say this year’s crop looks exceptionally good. Yields are expected to be higher than normal.

Due to the cooler spring, the number of acres planted to sugar beets was down. However, recent warm weather has helped all of the crops pop out of the ground and many will be watching to see if this year the corn crop will in fact be “Knee high by the Fourth of July.”