Thorntown, Indiana farmer Danny Lawson is still trying to get crop in the ground. Most of his corn is planted, but he’s just getting started on soybeans. “It has been wet, we disc it, open it up and plant it and it is not good conditions. We don’t have the big storms, but we have the half-inchers that come and go; we cannot get dried out.” In addition to raising corn, soybeans and wheat, Lawson feeds out Holstein steers. “We are in a corn-deficit area in central Indiana; we have enough processors that eat up all of the corn and it has to come out of Illinois and other places. We’re somewhat worried about corn at somewhat reasonable prices to feed the cattle so we’re looking at alternatives.”
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