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Farmers are hoping for moisture during the spring planting season


We haven't seen a lot of snow this winter, but the current weather isn't what farmers are most concerned about. They're more concerned about what mother nature has in store for the next planting season. And, because of the past drought, the majority of farmers are all wishing for one thing... moisture this coming spring.

"I'm hoping rain. We had one dry year, we don't need another one of them. This year was good but there's no sub soil moisture," said Larry Vanderlei from Springfield, South Dakota.

"I expect I'm kind a looking for maybe a possibility of a wetter spring, a little bit better moisture. We have been short of moisture, two years ago we were very short but had an excellent crop. Last year, we had a little below average rainfall but it was good and had a good crop," said Jim Rust from southwest Minnesota.

"Hoping for a lot of rain. Get back up to the moisture get the ground soils and all that going," said Drew Kellen from La Mars, Iowa.

"Hopefully it's a good spring, good temperatures, warm soil, and good moisture to replenish the ground and get in the field and get those crops planted," said Ryan Langel from La Mars, Iowa.

These farmers, along with many others from around Siouxland, are in Vermillion, South Dakota this week to see the nearly 300 exhibits at the Dakota Farm Show. It's a chance for distributors to show off their new or improved products at the first farm show of the year.

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