Farmers keep fingers crossed for dry spring as snow melts
(Local News ~ 02/19/20)
Though the fields are still covered in snow, the typical start for planting is fast approaching, and farmers across the state will soon begin preparing to sow the coming season's harvest. Paul Kassel, field agronomist with Iowa State University's Extension and Outreach Office in Spencer, said the region's soil currently has plenty of moisture in it thanks to last fall's rains. ...