With large amounts of snow on the ground, it will likely be a late spring for Northern Plains farmers. According to Brian Zimprich, a NDSU Extension agent in Ransom County, minimal fall field work was done in the area. “Producers are wondering where to go at this point,” says Zimprich. “Will the wheat acres they are intending to put in be realistic, or do they need to start thinking about different options?” Zimprich adds other items such as crop insurance and maturities are also top of mind. “April 10 is usually when we shoot to be in the field, but that will be different this year. Farmers who’ve booked some long-day corn may have to bring those varieties down to a more reasonable maturity level.” Listen to the story.