By Paul Schmitt
Area farmers are eagerly preparing for the upcoming planting season. Recent warmer and drier weather has improved field conditions considerably, but Rich Olson of Olson Family Farm in Southern Door and a member of the DoorCountyDailyNew.com Ag Advisory Board says farmers are still about three weeks away from planting crops.
Olson says in the meantime, farmers are busy making mechanical repairs and maintenance to farm equipment. According to Agriculture.com, soybean futures are at $9.45 a bushel and Corn futures are at $3.64 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade as of Thursday.