Farmers are racing the rain to plant many crops, including canola. Near New England, North Dakota, Jon Wert says it has been slow going. “We’re up against a planting deadline at the end of May. We would finish in time, except for the fact there’s more rain in the forecast. This will shut us down short of our goal. I guess we’ll have to switch acres to wheat,” says Wert. Near Carpio, Pat Murphy started planting canola the last full week of May. Murphy plans to get all of it into the ground. “We’re picking and choosing fields, plugging away where we can,” says Murphy. “We want to seed our own farm and it’s no fun when you don’t.” Photo credit: Pat Murphy
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