MO farmer expecting to replant corn


MO farmer expecting to replant corn

A northeastern Missouri farmer is trying to finish corn planting between rains before moving on to soybeans.

Wes Shoemyer said he planted several hundred acres of corn ahead of the cold snap in mid-April.

“I think there’s a lot of people watching that corn right now [and] planting other acres that they have to plant,” he said. “I think it’s just kind of a waiting game. I kind of tend to believe that there will be a lot of corn replanted.”

But the Monroe and Shelby County farmer tells Brownfield you can’t be too picky when planting in his part of the corn belt.

“When you have a window, you sure don’t want to wait and hope for perfect conditions because perfect conditions are generally hard to come by in Missouri,” Shoemyer said.

Shoemyer said springs seem to be trending cooler and wetter for the past few growing seasons.

Wes Shoemyer Interview