With the Labor Day weekend coming up, nonagriculturalists are rooting hard for a warm, dry stretch. For many, it’s one last weekend at the lake or other favorite summer place.
But Upper Midwest agriculturalists have mixed views on what weather to root for this weekend. Do we want it to dry to help the small grains harvest? Or do we want it wet to provide moisture for row crops, especially corn and soybeans? The answer varies from farmer to farmer, depending on the mix of crops he raises.
Right now, though, I’d say that the region’s crop overall would benefit most from a week of warm, dry weather. Widespread rains a week ago helped the row crops, and the slow-going wheat harvest needs to pick up.
To aggies and nonaggies alike, enjoy your weekend. I hope you get the weather you want.