Chet Edinger farms west of Mitchell, South Dakota. The ground is still really damp in parts of the state, which has delayed planting. “It’s been a frustrating spring to say the least, but we are getting things done finishing up corn this week. Soybeans are about half planted and sunflowers are two-thirds planted. A small shot of rain would be welcome, but the trend is not your friend right now on the weather. It’s looking like hot and dry for a while here.” Edinger says the spring wheat is stressing. “Unfortunately, this heat is not good for a cool season grass. Spring wheat is definitely stressing because it went in late and is not very far along and the winter wheat is looking good.”
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