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In response to the challenges of planting this spring, Jeff and Mike Hildebrandt of RJM Farms along with the Pierce County and St. Croix County extension offices, will host a Crop Management and Conservation Field Day at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18. RJM Farms are located five miles southwest of River Falls at W11802 State Road 29,

Challenging spring planting subject of Crop Day June 18

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Second only to 2013, the spring of 2014 has earned the reputation for one of the most challenging spring planting seasons for farmers. “Adding to the planting season stress for farmers is that we have significantly lower anticipated prices for corn and soybeans,” says Greg Andrews, Pierce County UW-Extension Agricultural Agent. In some cases, the delayed planting was even more pronounced in neighboring St. Croix County.

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