Durham waits ‘for weather to straighten out’ before planting

Photo: Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council

Rain has disrupted fieldwork in some areas of Missouri but is not a big worry yet, according to western Missouri farmer Kyle Durham. There are some of Durham’s neighbors who began planting corn, but an inch of rain put a halt to his progress before he had the planter out.

“We were able to get most all of our anhydrous on and a little bit of fieldwork done ahead of time,” Durham told Brownfield Ag News. “We’re just kind of in a holding pattern now waiting for the weather to straighten out.”

Durham, who farms at Norborne, Missouri, says he’s confident corn planting can happen until May 1st with no yield loss.

“Obviously, we’d like to have the weather straighten out and have corn in the ground now to boost yields,” said Durham, who chairs the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, “but a week from now I may have a completely different outlook on it.”

AUDIO: Kyle Durham

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