Okay, we know farming is not easy and there can be signficant stresses. Farming is like a rollercoaster.–volatility is the only constant. Not only are commodity prices down, but on our farm, we struggled with some terrible animal health issues a couple months ago. Now, the weather finally feels like spring and we are trying to plant a crop. But, it’s not going well.
Planting, or the lack thereof, has been frustrating
Locally, we have received a substantial amount of percipitation. First, it was heavy, wet snow. Lots of it. And it was cold. We had the latest ice out date on our local lakes. Now, the temperatures finally feel like spring, but our soils are saturated. And you can’t plant on wet soils. We did manage to plant one day–on one of our driest farms. Then . . . it rained 1.5 inches last night, further saturating the wet ground we already have. On top of that, the forecast is for 100% chance of rain two days from now. Continue Reading