In the last week of April and first part of May, North Dakota farmers made decent planting progress. Near Jamestown, North Dakota, Ryan Wanzek is seeding soybeans and corn. Corn planting started last week and soybean planting started a few days ago. “We’re trying to keep up with everything and trying to get into the moisture before the little bit of moisture we do have is gone. We also need warmer temperatures to get the corn and stuff going.” Wanzek says conditions are dry near Jamestown, but not as bad is it is in western North Dakota. “We’re fortunate with the little bit of moisture we’re seeding into. We haven’t seeded into poor conditions yet, but it’s getting there. We’ll need timely rains to get the crop going.”
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