Hurdsfield, North Dakota farmer Terry Weckerly is about halfway done with soybean planting. Conditions are very dry. “We’re using planters, because it’s drier and we can. This will save us seed and input costs,” explains Weckerly. “In a real wet year, we have to use drills, because planters do nothing but plug up. We’ll need to control our inputs this year. Conditions sure don’t look good yet.” Weckerly planted more soybeans this year and he says part that decision was made from crop insurance coverage. “That’s just the way a lot of farmers are flying, by the seat of their pants. A good rain could change everyone’s thought process.”
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