Farmers Optimistic Heading Into Planting Season
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Farmers across Northeast Wisconsin are getting ready for the upcoming growing season, which they say has the potential to be a lot better than last year. If the weather cooperates, farmers expect to be able to plant their first seeds within the next 2 to 3 weeks.
Local growers say they need to wait until the ground thaws out completely before they can plant, but as long as the ground stays wet that will give them good soil to work with.
According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor of Wisconsin, conditions across the state are improving, only the far western counties are still under a severe drought stage.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest "Annual Plantings and Quarterly Stock Report," says farmers will plant the most corn acres since 1936 and the 4th largest soybean area ever in the United States.