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Third week of snow keeps farmers out of fields

Farmers are sitting back and waiting for the weather to warm up before putting seed in the ground, following the third week of snowfall.

Planting season is not starting off as quickly as some would hope, said Tim Stock, executive vice president of the Macon County Farm Bureau. People want to plant in a timely manner, Stock said, but also a cost efficient method, that won’t require a second planting.

“A couple guys have tried (planting) around the county, putting soybeans in,” Stock said. But “Most guys are keeping the seed in the shed and waiting for the weather to warm up.”

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