From chilly to just right?

From chilly to just right?
Ryan Robins checks his seed depth last week as he got started planting on his farm south of Murray in Clarke County. Robins was one of many farmers in the southern part of the state taking advantage of warm, dry conditions to get a jump start on planting.

The coldest spring in the Upper Midwest since 2014 could serve as a lead-in to favorable summer growing conditions, DTN senior ag meteorologist Bryce Anderson said last week.

Concerns regarding planting delays caused by cold temperatures and several late-spring snowstorms eased somewhat last week as planters began running widely across the southern half of the state.

“It has been a dramatic and eventful start to the season,” Anderson said. “Fieldwork is getting underway, but we are looking at the slowest start to spring field work in four years.”

The planting...

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