NCGA President: “Planting is slow going, but we will get it done.”
The President of the National Corn Growers Association says it’s been a slow start to corn planting across most of the US.
Chris Edgington tells Brownfield on his farm in northern Iowa, “We have not turned a wheel. We haven’t put any corn in the ground, we haven’t put any beans in the ground. It has been cold and damp.”
But, he says North Dakota corn farmers could be facing the biggest weather challenges with two recent blizzards and forecasted rain, while farmers in Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas could really use the moisture.
“For the rest of the area all we need is a little warmth and we will get going. We’ve still got time. With the equipment we’ve got and the technology, farmers will work just a little bit longer and we will get it done.”
He says once more farmers do get rolling there will be a lot more equipment on the roads and he reminds everyone to keep safety a priority as they get busier.