Good day everyone,
It has been a few weeks since we communicated with you and wanted to reconnect today. Here we are, completing week 11 of COVID-19 response measures and we pray that you, your family members and staff remain healthy and well.
We certainly can be grateful for a good planting season this year as compared to 2019. Much of the crops are in ground and even emerging. U.S. crop progress reports indicate that 65% of soybeans are planted with 35% emergent. 88% of U.S. corn is planted, advancing by 8% week by week and 65% of planted corn has emerged. Here, in Ontario, OMAFRA is saying (May 25th report) corn is almost complete other than heavy clay soiled areas. They say soybeans are 90% complete in areas where soil conditions have been fit to 20% in heavy ground/wet ground areas. GVF observations are the early grass haylage harvest has begun with many alfalfa fields ready for cutting next week.
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