Old man winter knocking at farmer’s door

A South Dakota farmer hasn’t started harvest yet and, in his words, old man winter is knocking on his door.  Scott Stahl farms near Emery, in southeastern South Dakota, “I’m hoping to maybe get into the field to get started here before the snow that is forecast for this weekend.”

Stahl, who is vice president of South Dakota Corn Growers, only got a third of his intended crops planted this year because of too much rain and flooding and took prevent plant on the rest, “It’s the sort of year that I’ll hopefully tell my grandkids about some day and I don’t even think I’ll have to exaggerate to tell some of the stories I’ll tell about 2019.”

There are winter-like conditions forecast for the Dakotas, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin toward the end of the week.

Interview with Scott Stahl; harvest excerpt

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