Weather, tariffs impacting farmers’ plans for spring

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Although spring has been cool and wet, about 75% of the small grain in the area has been seeded, according to Mike Huber, sales agronomist with Agtegra in McLaughlin. Corn is at about 50%, he said, with sunflowers and soybeans just getting started this week.

Some producers have changed plans as the season has gone on and switched to more row crops and forage feed crops because of commodity prices and being unable to get into some fields with the original planned crop.

“The real good news,” Huber said, “is the fields that have been planted will be able to take advantage of the moisture once the sun starts to shine and the soils warm up.”

When will that be?



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