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.