Warm weather presents dilemma for corn farmers


Photo by brandoncripps, Flickr.

Iowa’s warm weather is tempting farmers to start planting corn early.

Conditions are ideal for planting right now, but many farmers worry that a freeze may still come. If corn is planted within the next couple of weeks, it would face a high risk of damage from a May freeze.

The incentive for planting early is that corn delivered in September receives a 50-cents per bushel premium over the corn delivered in October.

Read a Press-Citizen article about the farmers’ dilemma here.

Read about how the warm weather affects Iowa’s fruit farms here.

Read about what the warm weather means for Iowa’s pests here.

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s