For Mark Ressler of Cooperstown, most of his 2019 corn crop stood until last year because of excessive moisture. An estimated 60 percent of the farm was prevented plant in 2020. It has been dry this season, but the carryover moisture on the PP acres has been beneficial. “The PP ground is doing okay, but the dry ground is still struggling for sure.” Ressler raises cattle and is concerned about feed. “I’m always trying to scratch out whatever hay we can get and this year we’re pretty fortunate we are able to get a lot of low ground that we haven’t gotten in recent years. It’s a lot of slough grass and cattails and foxtail, but it’ll make a bale.”
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