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Farm resiliency reduces stress


Last updated 7/1/2020 at 11:42pm

Planting and emergence progress for both corn and soybeans are currently ahead of the five-year average across the Midwest.

But, still fresh in farmers’ minds is the 2019 planting season, which was severely delayed due to record-breaking precipitation that led to flooded fields and excess soil moisture.

According to USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, on June 2, 2019, corn-producing states had completed only 67% of planting. In addition, NASS reported the soybean-producing states had only completed 39 percent. This was compared to 96 percent for corn and 79% for soybeans, on av...

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