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Building on-farm resiliency reduces stress in changing climate

 


KAYLA BERGMAN

Policy Associate

Center for Rural Affairs

Planting and emergence progress for both corn and soybeans are currently ahead of the five-year average across the Midwest.

But, still fresh in farmers’ minds is the 2019 planting season, which was severely delayed due to record-breaking precipitation that led to flooded fields and excess soil moisture.

According to USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, on June 2, 2019, corn-producing states had completed only 67% of planting. In addition, NASS reported the soybean-producing states had only completed 39%. This was compa...



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