When will you plant your 2013 corn crop?

Last year at this time most farmers were either in the field or were more than ready to plant but were just waiting for that crop insurance date to arrive. This year Mother Nature had other ideas, at least in the northern Corn Belt. We'd like to know how your planting progress is this year. Did you get into your fields early to prep and plant on time? Are you running a week behind? Two weeks late? Or are you just going to plant your fields to vegetables and start a farmers market? Take our poll and let us know. Leave a comment to tell us when you started planting this year (or what date you anticipate being in the field) and where you're located.

 

 

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Where did you farm folks find 400,000,000 bushels of corn that you did not know you had one month ago. When the wind blows from the south I smell a strange aroma. Oh well it makes for cheap food!!!!!! vancouver apartments

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on Apr 24, 2013

30%planted in TN.3 weeks behind . 38 degrees tonight,wet and more rain this weekend.

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on Feb 26, 2014

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on Apr 24, 2013

It will be the second week of May before we will be able to plant. 6.5 in. rain last week, 36 degrees this morning. NW Ind.

Anonymous
on Apr 22, 2013

Planting is really late and yet the market is down this morning. It seems like the market just doesn't get it? I'll give it til Friday for them to wake up and set off the rocket.

Anonymous
on Apr 20, 2013

Cold ,rain soaked fields center all Ohio, least a week to ten days away.

Anonymous
on Apr 20, 2013

We are going to be into May in North Iowa to do any field work as we've had over 7" of rain since the frost went out and more rain in the forecast.

Anonymous
on Apr 19, 2013

4-19-13 NC Minnesota recieved 12+ inches of snow last night. 26 inches on fields yet. Will take three weeks to melt snow. Planting will be four weeks behind.

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on Apr 17, 2013

NE CO-8 INCHES OF SNOW 4-16 expecting 4-8 today. ground is cold. dry peas trying to come up. hope to plant by last week of april.

Anonymous
on Apr 17, 2013

SC MN Machinery still in the shed. Soil Temp is just above 34 deg. Snow is forecast this week. Planting deferred till early May

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on Apr 13, 2013

several years ago I was talking with an area farmer. When he started farming, he was mow board plowing. The weather was warm, but the night before it snowed 2 - 4 inches, where the soil was sand, and the old crop was alfalfa, he when out to plow. While plowing his dad came over, and ask what are you doing. "plowing under moisture." His dad replied, "You will kill the ground!. He was so firm, that I quit plowing that morning. That area that he plowed did not produce a crop for three years.

Anonymous
on Apr 13, 2013

Received 4.5 inches of rain in west-central ohio. Forecast is wet and cold next couple weeks. Planters readyto roll

Anonymous
on Apr 8, 2013

Should start planting here around 22nd. Just here rain here in the Panhandel. Very dry, wells are limited for irrigation.

Anonymous
on Apr 8, 2013

Cold continues in Minnesota, still snow on the ground. Planter is ready but it won't roll before May. 10 Day forecast is 45 or so for highs with rain. Moisture is much needed so I ain't complaining. In Mid-May I will get nervous if we don't have corn in the ground......

Anonymous
on Apr 7, 2013

Cold and wet in east central Indiana. More rain in the forecast. It looks like it will be May before much corn gets planted. Most farmers can plant their corn in 10 days, so I am not going to get nervous until mid-May.

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on Apr 7, 2013

They are calling for rain and snow here in Southwest Iowa on Wednesday April 10th. We are a week or two away from planting. That would be pretty close to on time for here if mother nature co-operates.

Anonymous
on Apr 7, 2013

We are just across the border in NW Missouri. Planter and fields are ready. Raining outside. Should be a plus for on-time planting.

Anonymous
on Apr 7, 2013

we usally plant around the 25th of April, should get in on time. NE, South Dakota.

Anonymous
on Apr 6, 2013

If the snow would melt, we might be able to start.....i am replacing my row cleaners with little snow plows so we should be able to run an LP burner ahead of the row opener to thaw the soil...this will also help to jump start the seed if we can go slow enough to gain some growing degrees. The EPA is concerned about global warming with this technique and the NRCS is afraid we will burn up all the residue on the surface.

Anonymous
on Apr 6, 2013

All done with corn, will start beans next week

Anonymous
on Apr 6, 2013

We still have 2 ft of snow in fields in west central MN and highs in the 30's so field work is at least 3-4 wks away

Anonymous
on Apr 6, 2013

The longer we are all out of thefields, the better it will be for all of us . A normal to shorter crop we all make money . Keep it cool and wet till May we' ll all win .

Anonymous
on Apr 6, 2013

May 15-20 is our plan in central MN. Frost can be a bastard!

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on Apr 6, 2013

In West Central Illinois, guys are mudding in their NH3. I believe, if the weather would cooperate, we will get our corn in by the third week of April. Saying that, if you look at the 25 day forecast, we will not plant corn for sometime unless we mud the corn in like people have done their Nh3.

on Mar 4, 2014

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on Apr 5, 2013

Snow is still deep on the fields, but our ground is dry so melt will be able to get into the soil.. Weather forecast is for cold until at least April 21. No major melt so far. We are fortunate as Saskatchewan snow is much deeper than ours and they went to winter with very wet soil. Red river valley has deep snow and wet fields from last fall. We could be on the land by second week in May. That is OK if it does not start to rain.Our farm is just west of the Turtle Mountains in Manitoba Canada.{ SW Manitoba} Question--- Where did you farm folks find 400,000,000 bushels of corn that you did not know you had one month ago. When the wind blows from the south I smell a strange aroma. Oh well it makes for cheap food!!!!!!

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on Apr 5, 2013

SW Mo is wet and more rain in the forecast. Can't even get wheat top dresses. A year ago today (Apr 5, 2012) we finished planting corn.

Anonymous
on Apr 5, 2013

We are still a couple of weeks away from planting, but that will be "on time" for our area. Insurance date is April 15th.

on Mar 9, 2014

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