A spring that stands out for the right reasons

As we age, the years tend to run together. For those of in agriculture, memories of all the spring plantings we’ve been through tend to merge into one jumbled mass — unless, of course, a spring is so unusual that it stands apart, rare and unique.

Last year, unfortunately, brought such a spring. No one involved in area agriculture can forget, though many would like to, the muddy mess of spring planting.

This spring also is shaping up be unforgettable, but for far better reasons.¬† The dearth of snow and the early onset of warm weather is allowing many farmers to plant weeks earlier than normal. Nobody takes for granted that the elements will continue to cooperate, but we’re all enjoying it while it lasts.

Read my cover story on early planting  in the March 26 issue of Agweek.

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