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Favorable weather and higher prices benefiting farmers

A relatively dry spring has allowed Door and Kewaunee County farmers to get nearly all their crops in for the season already as commodity prices continue to surge.  Rich Olson of Olson Family Farm in southern Door County says planting is off to a good start in local fields with hopes that timely rains will ensure a bountiful crop this year.  He says grain prices have been increasing significantly.

 

 

Olson adds that most farmers are staying with the traditional crops of corn and soybeans.  According to the Wall Street Journal, corn prices have risen roughly 50 percent in 2021 and a bushel costs more than double what it was a year ago.  Soybean futures prices increased over 80 percent from last year. 

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