A delayed planting season is likely for local growers. Pioneer U.S. Corn Lead Ryan Myers says the snow can be positive and negative. “A hard freeze can help the ground get fit and we’re going to start with good moisture when we get the crop in,” says Myers. “From that perspective, that’s fantastic. On the other hand, everyone gets concerned if this will melt off in time to get the crop planted in a timely manner.” Myers says there is an increased interest in corn this year. “Invoicing reflects a shift to corn and a good growth year for Pioneer. We just launched our next generation of hybrids. They’ll be in grower’s hands for the first time this spring.”
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