January 20, 2020

Des Moines Register Video: Spring Planting Season Begins in Central Iowa

Video from The Des Moines Register Online (May 4), while a related Register article by Perry Beeman, in Saturday’s paper, noted that, “Roy Bardole planted a few hundred acres of corn early this week on his 2,000-acre farm near Rippey.

“That normally wouldn’t seem like a big deal this time of year, but a cold, rainy, snowy spring has made it tough for farmers to get started on the biggest corn planting since 1936.

“In fact, the planting season is off to its slowest start since flood-wracked 1993, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports. Nationally, we haven’t seen such a paltry amount of seed in the ground this time of year since 1984.”