Drought is a concern for some farmers across the globe as the begin preparation for planting their 2023 crops.
German farmer Arnold Loermann has a small farm where he grows wheat and barley. Speaking through a translator, he tells Brownfield soils need more moisture. “It was too dry. Normally they get 25 to 30 inches of rainfall over the year during the summer time, but the frequency of the rains when it arrived was not synchronized well with the crop growth.”
During a week-long visit to CLAAS Headquarters in Europe, Nebraska farmer Eric Hausermann says snow has provided some relief, but he’s not out of the woods yet.