North Dakota and Illinois Field Notes

May 18, 2020

North Dakota and Illinois Field Notes

May 18, 2020

Key Issues:Production

“As of May 14, we haven’t turned a wheel to plant 2020 crop. We did harvest somewhat but had to quit because of the road conditions. We had more showers last night, but we are hoping to get one field planted early this week. That is only 15 percent of what we planned to plant in corn. After that, I have no idea where I am going to go.”

 

- Randy Melvin, North Dakota farmer

 

“In terms of corn planting, it is so far, so good for us. We hope to be done by Memorial Day. This year, we are decreasing the corn acres planted from last year because, given current conditions, it’s harder to make work from an economic standpoint.”

 

-Jim Raben, Illinois farmer