Farmers Hoping For Better Weather

Beatrice–Farmers across the state are hoping to get back in the fields soon after being delayed due to mother nature.

Director of the Nebraska Soybean Board Victor Bohuslavsky says the snow that fell this past weekend was not what farmers wanted to see….

“big issue out there”   :38

Bohuslavsky told K-W-B-E Radio he has spoken to a few members of the Nebraska Soybean Board who say they are anxious for warmer and drier weather so combines can return to the fields….

“coming out of the fields”   :09

Bohuslavsky says due to the recent rains and snowfall, farmers are faced with very wet conditions in the fields making it difficult to harvest the crop at the moment…

“to get rectify”      :23

In the latest crop progress report from the U-S-D-A,  38 percent of the soybean crop in Nebraska has been harvested….that is ahead of the 32 percent last year at this time but behind the 54 percent average.

According to the latest report 55 percent of the soybean crop across the state is rate in good condition with 25 percent of the crop in excellent condition.

Manager of the Farmers Cooperative location in Princeton, Larry Edgar says despite the recent wet weather soybeans in his area are looking good…

“fairly decent shape yet”      :13

Edgar says farmers need to be careful about getting into the fields too soon….

“stays open for that”     :22

Snow fell this last Sunday thru out parts of southeast Nebraska and dumped a significant amount of snow in some areas while other areas saw just a minimal amount of the white stuff…..

“Hallam area”    :31

Edgar says warmer temperatures and windy conditions would help dry out the wet fields in the area.

 

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