Moving forward in the growing season, there are some things to consider. I would encourage you to go out and evaluate the stand. Are there certain hybrids or varieties that are struggling to germinate compared to others? Is there leafing out underneath the soil due to marginal planting conditions?
The agronomy side of the farming industry isn’t the only facet that was effected by the spring weather. As dairymen and beef producers started to run out of feed this spring, they were forced to rely on forage rations earlier than anticipated, resulting in an overall shortage in availability. Beyond cutting into the stored forage they already had, they were also forced to be patient while waiting to harvest a dry first crop.