By Paul Schmitt
Recent above normal temperatures and sunnier skies have area farmer more optimistic about finally getting their tractors in the fields and their crops planted sooner than later. Door and Kewaunee County received over 20 inches of snow just three weeks ago that set planting schedules behind this spring. Jim Wautier of Church-Site Farm in Brussels says farmers are finally prepping their fields.
Wautier says normally the last week of April is when area farmers begin planting corn for the season with 50-degree soil temperatures. He estimates that area farmers are roughly two weeks behind in their planting schedule.