Farmers are keeping up with #Plant24 despite recent storms

Despite recent storms, producers across farm country are making the most of this planting season!

That is according to USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey.
He says that the producers were hard at work this past week, as part of the country experienced their first true break in the active weather pattern we have seen this season.

“That is especially true this week across the Northern Corn Belt where we saw pretty impressive progress on some of the planting numbers. We saw planting progress of 25% or more, in other words, a quarter of the crop planted during the week in five states. Four of them across the Northern Corn Belt: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin,” Rippey explains.

Nationally, corn growers across the country have managed to get 70% of this year’s crop in the ground while soybeans are 52% planted. Both either keep pacing with the 5-year average or slightly above.

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