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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Spring planting going well, but slowed by big rains

The tillage and planting this spring has progressed very well and area farmers were generally getting the crops planted nearly two weeks earlier than a year ago, up until some recent heavy rains.

According to regional data at local airports and measuring stations, the varying rainfall amounts in the county over the last week have ranged from three to 10 inches, with larger rains occurring in the northern sections of Cottonwood County.

Farmers contacted report that there will certainly be some decisions for replanting any drowned out acres, and the soybeans remaining to be planted are now getting underway again in areas that are drying out with warm weather this week.

Please see the May 17 edition of the Citizen for more details on this story.

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