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Iowa farmer says planting should start on time

Farmers across areas of the Corn Belt are less than a month away from planting the 2023 crop.

Eric Wilson, Agronomy Manager with Wyffels Hybrids, says growers should start on time despite a recent cold snap.

“Realistically, if things could turn around and we get some heat to dry some of these fields out a little bit, you could see guys going in less than a month,” Wilson said.

Southwest Iowa farmer Dave McGargill tells Brownfield it’s a similar story in his area.

“We usually shoot for that 15th of April and try to get the corn done before the first week in May,” McGargill said. “I think we’ll be there.”

McGargill says subsoils have been recharged since last growing season.

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