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Farmers show optimism ahead of spring

Farmers in Door and Kewaunee counties can head out to their fields with a smile on their face. The winter weather was ideal for farmers according to Rio Creek Feed Mill agronomist Adam Barta, who says there was enough snow cover on the ground during the cold snap in February, but not too much that ice is forming to protect area fields for the spring planting season. Farmers right now are putting the final touches on their planting and nutrient management plans before they head out to their fields. The good weather, a strong 2020, and higher markets has Barta and area farmers optimistic for 2021.

Barta believes farmers may invest more in planting corn and soybeans compared to past years because of the higher commodity prices. He does warn that storms in Iowa last year have affected some varieties of corn that can be planted.


Picture courtesy of Rio Creek Feed Mill

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