Farmers off to slower start with spring planting

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – Cold and damp conditions have put spring planting a bit behind schedule.

Laura Edwards, State Climatologist, said this is the time of year when people want to get into their fields and gardens.

Last week saw some freezing conditions, which is not out of the ordinary for the first 10 days of May, according to Edwards.

She said that while farmers may be a little behind schedule, all is not lost and they should still be able to plant what they want.

And in this part of the world, we are never really too far removed from drought-like conditions.

Edwards said the bright spot is that the moisture should help cattle producers with greener pastures.