Farmer pleased with crop conditions

Southwestern Indiana farmer Mark Seib says his crops are looking good despite growing season challenges.

“The growing season has been quite interesting. We got some timely rains and got corn out of the ground and got it knee high and then we got into a little bit of a drought. We went for two weeks with no rain. The corn was curling and would unfold during the night, but we were still getting concerned about how long we had gone with no rain. Then some rain started to come, and we had a ton of new rains after that,” he says. “The corn yields being predicted are showing that we’re going to have another great year, so we’ll wait and see once we get into the fields. Soybeans are looking extremely good too.”

He tells Brownfield he’ll have a better idea of crop conditions once harvest begins.

“We usually try to get started harvesting corn on September 1st, but that’s not going to happen this year,” he says. “We got planted a little bit late and we’re just in the hold pattern right now. Machinery is ready to roll, it’s just that the crop is not ready to go yet.”  

Seib grows corn and soybeans in Posey County.

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