By Paul Schmitt
The recent hot weather spell has area farmers quickly moving on from the late planting season. After one of the later spring crop plantings of corn and soybeans, Mother Nature has helped local agriculture make up for lost time. Rich Olson of Olson Family Farms and a member of the DoorCountyDailyNews.com Ag Board, says along with the heat, added moisture will help recently planted crops to really start growing.
According to farmer Greg Letter in Southern Door County the corn is already sprouting in the fields. He says that the corn is well on its way to hitting the “knee high by the fourth of July” measuring stick typically used to gauge the crop progress.