Farmer says timely rains are needed
Eastern South Dakota farmer Kenton Hofer says dry conditions over the past year have negatively impacted crops this growing season.
“Our small grain crops were very poor, but we had some rain in July that just barely rescued our row crops,” he says. “They won’t be an average crop even for us, but they’re a lot better than they could have been and the prices are up so we’re pretty optimistic it will be alright.”
He tells Brownfield the crops could use some rain.
“Our alfalfa and soybeans would still benefit from rain,” he says. “The corn is pretty much made what’s going to be there, but rain is always welcome except right at harvest time.”
Brownfield interviewed Hofer during Becknology Days in Atlanta, Indiana. Hofer raises corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, and livestock in Bridgewater, about 40 miles west of Sioux Falls.