Farmers are experiencing drier conditions, aiding in planting progress. In the Cooperstown, North Dakota area, Ag Advantage Consulting owner Jonathan Erickson says mainly wheat and corn have gone in the ground. “These are the wettest conditions I’ve seen in year, so it’s been a battle. Fertilizer spreaders are going full bore trying to get the ground prepped,” says Erickson. “I finished planting wheat and am just starting soybeans.” Erickson says acreage is a mixed bag due to the delayed planting. Most farmers are staying with their original plans. “It’s mostly on a per-field basis. With the markets lately nobody knows what to plant, so a lot of people are sticking with what they know.”
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