By Tim Kowols
Farmers in Kewaunee County are planting where they can after melting snow and recent rains turned their fields into puddles in some spots. According to the Mankato Free Press, only about 30 percent of Wisconsin’s corn and eight percent of its soybeans are in the ground, which is well behind the pace of last year. Kewaunee County UW-Extension agriculture agent Aerica Bjurstrom says the heavy clay soils in some areas of county are not doing anything to help the patience of farmers but believes there is some good news waiting for them in the fields.
Bjurstrom says area farmers are used to having to wait until June some years to finish planting their crops.