Northern SD farmer prepares to plant

Northern SD farmer prepares to plant

A farmer in northeastern South Dakota says he hopes to start planting corn and soybeans in a few days.

Jason Frerichs tells Brownfield snow is melting in the wind breaks, but most fields are shaping up. Frerichs says he’s trying to get the timing just right.

“We need to make sure we don’t mud in the crop or plant it when conditions aren’t quite right.”

Frerichs says the later spring did not allow for spring wheat planting and instead, those fields will become corn.