The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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April 30, 2013

Window of opportunity motivates some farmers to plant



“We don’t know if it’s the right or wrong thing to do. It’s a chance we have to take,” Greenough said.

“Last year, we waiting for the ideal situation and I think we shortchanged ourselves a bit.”

Despite the late start, experts say there’s still time to plant. Corn yields in Minnesota don’t typically suffer unless planting is delayed past mid-May, although there’s some concern about the impact on yields for spring wheat and other small grains.

Greenough has a down-to-earth attitude about the risk he is taking this year.

“I just wanted to get it done before the next weather event starts.”

“Who knows, this could be the best planting ever — or the worst planting.”


This article contains information from The Associated Press.

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