Local farmers are benefiting from favorable weather lately that is boosting their late-planted crops. A slow start to the planting season that was delayed by a couple of weeks from heavy rainfall in early May has rebounded nicely, according to Rich Olson of Olson Family Farm in southern Door County. Olson is optimistic that this year’s crop will still be bountiful.
Olson says the field corn is typically chopped for silage in September while soybeans in early October. He expects the harvest to be a week or two later this fall. Corn prices which hit an all-time high of $8 a bushel nationally in 2012 were at $4.05 a bushel as of Tuesday, according to macrotrends.net.