MO farmer waiting out rains and frosts to plant

A central Missouri farmer says it’s been a challenge getting field work done between rains.

Nathan Alpers tells Brownfield he gets a day or two from planting and more rain comes through.

“We’re not getting the big gully washing rains but just, you know, a few tenths to a half inch,” he said. “And it just prolongs us another three or four days.”

The Cooper County farmer said he might get into the field by Wednesday after a light rain Sunday, but the forecast shows more rain likely on Thursday.

And he said recent overnight lows haven’t been favorable for soil temperatures.

“It just really cools us back down whenever you work some ground and you get down into the 30s and the 40s and we’ve got a frost advisory tonight again.”

Alpers said he has been able to get some soybeans planted.

Nathan Alpers Interview

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