And they're off.
Some area farmers have land ready and dry enough and they're seeding.
One is Steve Lessard of Grafton.
Lessard tells KXPO he was seeding wheat Wednesday, about seven-miles
east of Grafton on Highway 17. Lessard says they're seeding the wheat on some
sugar beet ground last year. That is drier ground. He says the farmland that had
soybeans or wheat last year are still wetter and need a week of dry weather to dry
up and warm up to get seeded.
Lessard says he and some others are working the lighter land that dries
more quickly. Lessard says as far as he can tell, farmers are still trying to plant
what they are planning, where they plan to plant it. But he says they're just on the
verge of a "scrabble start" where farmers will have to plant whatever they can where
Lessard says the spring was cooler and the thaw was slower and those
were beneficial developments.
He says other fields that had dry, edible beans or wheat on last year are
A week of sunshine and 70's will get a lot of farmers in the fields.
That's what's needed.